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Apple to Acquire Power Computing 
for $ 1 0OM 



CUPERTINO, Collf.— Sepl. 2, 1997— Apple Computer, Inc. 
announced today that It will acquire Power Computing 
Corporation’s core assets In a deal valued at $100 million In 
Apple common stock. Included In the key assets Apple will 
acquire are the light to retain key employees with expertise 
In direct marketing, distribution, and engineering; Power 
Computing's customer database; and the license to 
distribute the Mac OS operating system. 



“Power Computing has pioneered direct marketing and sales 
In the Macintosh market, successfully building a $400M 
business, " said Steve Jobs, Apple Board member. 'We look 
forward to learning from their experience, and welcoming 
their customers back Into the Apple family.' 



'Power Computing Is grateful for the tremendous support 
and encouragement we have received from the entire 
Macintosh community," sold Stephen Kohng, Power 
Computing founder and CEO. “We believe that In our small 
way, we hove helped to moke the Macintosh stronger, and 
that the spirit of Power will live on." 



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Power Computing customers and Power Computing will 
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Digitai Imaging Superguide 
87 Snap or scan a picture, fix it up, 

and print it out. Top picks at 150 

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89 Snap It 

BY JOHN GODDARD MaCWoHd 

Lab rates 11 digital cameras — all 153 

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BY JIM H E I D Five easy-to-use 
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BY JOSEPH SCHORR NoW that 
youVe got your perfect color 
image, how do you get perfect 166 
color prints? Macworld Lab tests 
nine color printers under $500 to 
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MacUser 

GraphicsUser 

Safeguard Your Art 

BY BEN LONG Protect your 
digital creations against binary 
banditry. 

GraphicsUser 

3-D Tricks for the 2-D Trade 

BY JANET ASHFORD The right 
surface textures make simple 
shapes look impressive. 




3-D boards at 2-D prices 
in News, page 34. 



NetUser 

Open for Web Business 

BY SHELLY BRISBIN Small- 

business Web strategies. 

NetUser 

/Waster of Your Domain 

BY JASON SNELL Domain-naiiie 
tricks for your submission. 

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Help Folder 

BY BOB LEVITUS AND CHRISTO- 
PHER BREEN Bob and Chris 
answer all your questions. 

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BY MARTIN WONG Six-string 
accessories for your inner Ziggy 
Stardust. 

Andy Ihnatko 

An Alan Smithee Computer 

BY ANDY IHNATKO Macintosh 
product placement is a Flolly- 
wood horror show. 



News 

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34 Stopping Junk E-/Wail 

Technical fixes give way to leg- 
islative action. 

38 Publishing Shake-Up 

Competitors Maru)orld and 
MacUsei‘ merge. 

Sneak Peek 

42 Quicken 98 

Quicken Deluxe 98 and Quicken 
Basic 98 offer substantial im- 
provements. 



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Special Report 
Apple Buys Power 
Computing 

Acquisition seems to be the first) 
step in eliminating the clone) 
competitors. 



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Opinion 

1 7 Letters 



Buyers’ Tools 

250 The Desktop Critic ^9 Mac Superguide 

BY DAVID POGUE Be dis- Detailed specs for every Mac sys- 

cerning, oh reading public. tern on the market, lab tested and 

Star Rated. 

1 2 How to Contact Macworld 



25 The Vision Thing 

BY ANDREW GORE \The 
s. shape of things to com^ 




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Secrets 

Mac OS 8: List View 

BY JOSEPH SCHORR Living 
with the Mac’s new List View. 

142 

Quick Tips 

BY LON POOLE Tips, tricks, 
and shortcuts. 



Media 

Adobe Premiere Secrets 

BY JIM H E I D Tips and insights 
into the Mac’s premier video 
editor. 

Publishing Workshop 

BY DAVID BLATNER Worry- 
free image editing with Photo- 
shop 4’s adjustment layers. 



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Reviews 

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Portable system 

★★★★/8.0 Nodesten 
★★★★/7.8 PhotoVIsta; 

★★★★/7.8 QuickTime VR Authoring 
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QuickTime VR tools compared 

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Server suite for intranets and the Internet 

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Dye-sub/thermal-wax color printer 

★★★/6.6 FotoFun Digital Color 
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★★/4.0 NC-2 Dlgltal/Video Printer; 
★★/4.0 Panasonic TruPhoto Printer 
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★★★★/7.1 CADtools 1.0; 

★★★★/7.7 VectorTools 2.0; 

★★★/6.6 Vertigo 3D Words 1.0 
Illustrator plug-ins 

★★★★/8.6 DitherBox 1.0; 

HVS ColorGIF 2.0 
Web color tools 

★ ★★★/7.6 BeyondPress 3.0 
QuarkXPress-to-HTML converter 

★★★★/7.8 VivoActIve Producer 2.0 
Streaming video creation 

WebCollage 1.01 
Dynamic image publisher 

★★★★/7.2 Omnis Studio 
Database development tool 

★★★★/8.4 Preflight Pro 
Debugging tool for Quark pages 

★★/5^ Canvas 5.0.2 
Graphics package 

★★★★/8.8 Gridz 

Action/strategy game 



A camcorder and digital camera all in 
one — see News, page 44. 



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tive and loaded with detailed specs to 
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Rhapsody for Bill? 

I NEVER rilOUGHT APPLE WOULD BE 
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Wintel world. It seems rather odd to me. 
However, it is going to happen. 

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though, is the huge emotional response 
coming from Mac OS users. The same 
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are having a fit the next — all because 
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puting market, as opposed to 35 percent 
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its own kind. These are strong words. 

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was, and still is (though not to the same 
extent), in some economic trouble. By 
producing a product that could be the 
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ware since DOS, Apple is not turning its 
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I THINK THAT RHAPSODY FOR INTFEL IS A 
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users want to switch to Macs if they can 
use all of the new Mac software on their 
Wintel platforms? The Blue Box isn’t the 
answer because if that was the case, Win- 
dows wouldn’t be ahead in market share. 
The hardware isn’t the answer either, for 
the same reason. 

I understand why a cross-platform 
operating system would be useful to 
developers, but tlie Windows 95 and NT 
versions of Rhapsody would allow devel- 
opers to create Rhapsody applications for 
PCs without the need for the additional 
Intel version. 

Apple should drop the Rhapsody for 
Intel project and concentrate on the rest 
of Rhapsody. Rhapsody programs would 
still work on Intel-based machines, but 
Rhapsody for Mac would have the per- 
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Garth Wallace 
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CORRECTIONS 



• Shockwave movies made in Macroane- 
dia's Flash do not stream as they 
download (Reviews, Septemhei' 1997). 

• The G3 Arthur CPU, also called the 
PowerPC 750, is ?nade by IBM 
(*^27 5 MHz Mac Powerhouse,"^ Sep- 
tember 1997). 

• APS Tech?Jologies can be reached at 
816/483-6100, and DayStar Digi- 
tal's phone numbei' is 770/967-2077 
(Mac Superguide, Septernber 1997). 

• The NT module. Services for Macin- 
tosh, must be turned on via the NT 
server's network control panel C^Macs 
Can Thrive in an NT World," 
News, July 1997). 

Two Modems Are Better than One 

I N THE AUGUST 1997 ISSUE, YOU USTED 
“Ten Ways to Recycle Your Mac.” 
Number five was to connect a group of 
modems together and attach them to a 
Mac to handle overnight downloads from 
the Internet. You called this multiplex- 
ing. Can you give me some more infor- 
mation on multiplexing? Some instruc- 
tions on how to do it would be helpful, 
including what hardware-software combi- 
nation I need. 

Zack M. Brock 
Hilliard, Florida 

You need three thingy. First, your Mac ?ftust sup- 
port multipoint PPP. You can find out by check- 
ing the documentation that came with your 
machine. Second, you need two or more phone 
lines. Each phone line must have a dedicated 
modevi. Third, you need an ISP that supports 
tnultipoint PPP. You can call your ISP directly 
to find out. If it doesn't suppoi't it, you may be 
able to get a UNIX shell account {many ISPs 
ojfer these) and pair it with a freeware solution 
called Slirp to create the same effect. For more 
information on Slirp and how to ?nultiplex, check 
out ucnet.canberra.edu.au/slirp/, www 
.phoneboy.com/slirp/, and www.56k.com/ 
reports/bonding.shtml. — Ed. 

Insanely Great Ads from 15-Year-Oids 

I JUST SAW THE UTNNING ENTRIES OF 
Apple’s “Making Dreams Come True” 
contest. The contest centered around 
Mac owners’ using their Macs to create 
30-second spots showcasing the advan- 



tages of the Macintosh platform. After 
seeing all nine of these winners (three 
winners each in three categories: under 
15, amateur, and professional), I have to 
conclude that Apple has done a terrible 
job of advertising. 

Any one of these nine ads was infi- 
nitely superior to any ad I’ve seen from 
Apple (with the possible exception of the 
“1984” ad). These ads show real people 
using the Macintosh in real-world appli- 
cations, and are done exceptionally well, 
even the under- 1 5 ads. 

Why doesn’t Apple clean these ads up 
and start using them for TV spots? Just 
think of the headlines: “A Computer So 
Easy to Use, a 15-year-old Created This 
30-Second TV Ad with It ... ” With all 
of Apple’s advertising woes, an ad cam- 
paign like that could save a lot of money 
and get a lot of good exposure. 

Ted Lee 
Nor cross, Georgia 

eMate Expansion Explained 

T he EMATE 300 DOES PROVIDE USERS 
with a way to expand its memory by 
adding SIMM RAM to its internal RAM 
slot {Reviews, August 1997). You can buy 
this kind of special SLMM from Newer 
Tech (316/943-0222, www.newertech.cottt). 
This way, you don’t have to sacrifice the 
only PC Card slot the eMate 300 has. 

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San Jose, California 

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broadcasts. I know they must cost some 
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Of Upgrades and Utility Vehicles 

I READ WITH GREAT INTFEREST DAVID 
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August 1997). He asserts that Microsoft’s 
move to a gargantuan Word version 6.0 
divided users into two camps. Literary 
brevity is a necessity, but I’m sure Mr. 
Pogue recognizes that there are actually 
three camps: those who upgrade, those 
w^ho don’t, and those who switch. 

The subtext of the article is very 
clear: Microsoft knows that it can act with 
impunity, and the masses must follow. I 
am very sorry to say it, but it seems that 
with Communicator Netscape is on the 
same road. 

Faced with the choice he noted (step 
up to the lane-wide, road-hog, RAM- 
guzzling 6.0, or continue to cruise in my 
utilitarian 5.1 model), I did what many 
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F SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME A 
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smell like something just died because in 
fact something has, we point out the 
amenities, the restaurant’s five-star menu, 
or the lovely view. The fact is. Power 
Computing has done little to expand the 
market. Worse, due to a series of mistakes 



made in how Apple constructed the Mac 
OS licensing program in the first place 
(see our story in News^ page 30), Power 
Computing was taking business away 
fi*om Apple, business that represented the 
most profitable part of Mac sales — the 
high-end — ^that Apple relies on to pay the 
bills for Mac OS development. And for all 
that. Power Computing wasn’t making 
money; and we all know about Apple’s 
economic fortunes over the last year. 

This wasn’t Power Computing’s fault. 
The company competed effectively based 
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as improbable as it may soimd, if the com- 
pany doesn’t make some hard choices to 
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would be a very bad thing indeed. 

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Which brings me back to, well, me, and 
the improbable place I find myself in. 
Many of you reading this, I know, are 
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oi Macworld's loyal contingent. The ques- 
tion I imagine both publications’ readers 
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Apple Eliminates the Top Clone Vendor 




BUYS POWER COAAPUTING 
ASSETS FOR $100 AAILLION 
by Stephen Beale 

A pple Computer drove 
R spike through the 
heart of its Mac OS- 
licensing program 
when it announced on 
September 2 that it will acquire 
the core assets of Powder Com- 
puting, the company that built 
the largest Mac-clone business. 
Apple will exchange Si 00 mil- 
lion in common stock for 
Powder Computing’s Mac OS 
license and 200,000-name 
mailing list, and also has the 
right to retain Power Comput- 
ing executives involved in 
direct marketing, distribution, 
and engineering. 

Power Computing will 
continue as a vendor of Win- 
dow's PCs, but as of December 
31, it will no longer sell Mac 
systems. Pow'er Computing 
has also canceled a planned ini- 
tial public stock offering and 
halted construction on a new 
S25 million headquarters near 
Austin, Texas. 

Competition No More The 
acquisition eliminates Apple’s 
stiffest Mac systems competi- 
tor, one that claimed nearly 10 
percent of the Mac market in 



the second quarter of 1997, 
according to Dataquest. Apple 
also stands to benefit from 
Power Computing’s expertise 
in direct marketing and build- 
to-order manufacturing; Apple 
currently sells almost all of its 
systems through dealers, but 
plans to step up its own direct- 
marketing efforts. 

First Licensee Power 
Computing was founded in 
1993 by PC-industry veteran 
Stephen Kahng, who anticipat- 



ed that Apple would soon be 
open to licensing the Mac OS. 
In September 1994, Power 
Computing and Radius became 
the first Mac OS licensees 
(Radius later sold its Mac sys- 
tems business to Umax Com- 
puter). Power Computing 
shipped its first Mac system in 
May 1995, but it wasn’t until 
spring 1996 that the company 
began shipping systems in sig- 
nificant volumes, eventually 
growing to $400 million in 



annual sales, according to 
Apple estimates. Power Com- 
puting systems consistently 
outrated competing Apple sys- 
tems in Macwoj'ld^ MacUser, and 
MaclVeek reviews. 

Power Computing’s trou- 
bles began early this year when 
Apple signaled that it would 
take a hard-line stance w ith its 
licensees, seeking to charge 
considerably higher licensing 
fees and impose other condi- 
tions. On June 18, Power 



30 November 1 997 MACWORLD 






NEWS ANALYSIS 



Why Apple Pulled the Plug 

SERIES OF APPLE, CLONER AAISTAKES LED TO UNPROFITABLE SYSTEM 



Computing and Apple reached 
a tentative agreement that was 
included in a document filed 
with the Securities and Ex- 
change Commission (see “Mac 
OS 8 Ships with No License 
Deal,” NewSy October 1997). 
But the deal was never final- 
ized, and after Gil Amelio’s 
July 9 resignation as Apple 
CEO, de facto chief executive 
Steve Jobs began an effort to 
eliminate or seriously curtail 
the licensing program. 

Events crested at the 
August Macworld Expo in 
Boston, where Power Com- 
puting president Joel Kocher 
tried unsuccessfully to rally 
attendees into a mass protest of 
Apple’s licensing policies. In 
mid-August, Kocher and sev- 
eral other senior Power Com- 
puting executives resigned over 
the licensing flap; Kocher 
wanted to sue Apple for breach 
of contract, but the company’s 
board of directors chose to 
continue the negotiations that 
led to the acquisition. 

Now that it has sold its 
Mac assets to Apple, Power 
Computing will continue to 
sell Mac systems until the end 
of the year. Public Relations 
Manager xVIike Rosenfelt says 
the s}^tems will ship with Mac 
OS 8, and that Powder Com- 
puting will likely offer dis- 
counts as it clears inventory. 
Ironically, Power Computing’s 
demise may mean even more 
price pressure on Apple, at 
least in the short term. 

Power Computing says it 
will provide all technical sup- 
port for hardw^are and system 
software until December 31. 
Beginning Januan^ 1, 1998, 
Apple will be the primary tech- 
support contact. If your prob- 
lem is with the Mac OS, Apple 
tech support will handle it, but 
if you need hardw^are or w'ar- 
ranty support, Apple will trans- 
fer you to Power Computing’s 
tech-support facility. 



Additional reporting by HENRY 
BORTMAN, 



by Galen Gruman 



H ow quickly die dream 
died. In December 
1994, Apple ended its 
Macintosh monopoly, 
giving Power Comput- 
ing and Radius licenses to 
make their owm Macs. With 
Windows 95 on the horizon 
and the success of an 
Intel/Microsoft duopoly clear, 
Apple’s leaders and the indus- 
try saw a chance for die Mac 
market to gain a new^ level of 
competitiveness, flexibility, and 
innovation. 

Almost a year later, Apple 
and IBM put aside a yearlong 
rivalry and unveiled a partner- 
ship with Motorola to create 
the Common Hardw^are Refer- 
ence Platfonn (CHRP), which 
would remove Apple’s burden 
of designing Mac hardware and 
let the entire industiy^ fund the 
Mac platform’s development. 

“We believe that an openly | 
licensed Mac OS running on | 
top of an open, industry-stan- z 
dard RISC hardware platform § 
represents a broadside against 
the reigning Wintel platform, 
and will play a key role in our 
ongoing efforts to greatly 
increase the presence of Mac- 
intosh in all markets,” dicn 
Apple CEO Michael Spindler 
said during the November 
1994 CHRP introduction. 
“We believe today’s announce- 
ment is good news for anyone 
who beUeves in innovation, 
competition, and responding 
to customer needs.” 

Second Thoughts Fast-for- 
ward to summer 1997: After 
months of complaints by Apple 
officials that licensing was 
hurting the company, Apple 
and the Mac OS licensees 
hammered out a new' agree- 



ment that apparently satisfied 
Apple’s financial concerns and 
let the licensees stay in busi- 
ness. “My position on the 
clones was that we had to sup- 
port them,” former Apple 
CEO Gil Amelio told Mac- 
JVeek of the tentative June 
agreement. 

Then Steve Jobs took over 
Apple in July and sent strong 



signals tliat he wanted licens- 
ing dead. In a mid-August fil- 
ing with the Securities and 
Exchange Commission, Apple 
said, “The benefits to the com- 
pany from licensing the Mac 
OS to tliird parties may be 
more than offset by the disad- 
vantages of competing with 
them. The company is cur- 
rently in discussions concern- 
ing the nature of such licensing 
arrangements going forward, 
including whether or not to 
extend such arrangements.” 

On September 2, Apple 
essentially ended the licensing 
program, buying out its most 



successful competitor. Power 
Computing (see story at left). 
At press time, it appeared tliat 
IBM Microelectronics and 
Motorola Computer Group 
were preparing to abandon 
their Mac businesses. Umax 
Computer w'as finalizing a deal 
with Apple that w'ould largely 
restrict Umax to designing and 
selling Mac systems in the Far 



East, and selling or making for 
Apple sub-$1000 Mac systems, 
which Apple has been unable 
to profitably make itself. 

Apple says it will honor 
current licensing deals, w'hich 
limit licensees to shipping their 
current systems. Apple also 
says it will consider licensing 
companies that target markets 
Apple does not w'ant. This 
seems to mean small or nascent 
overseas markets, such as 
China and Korea, not proven 
markets like the United States. 

Essentially, the foray into 
an open Mac market is over. 
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CHRP systems, such as Motorola's StarMax 6000, were coming to market. 



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Kill or Be Killed Plow did 
die promise of fall 1994 devolve 
into the bitter fiiistrations that 
plagued Apple and the licensees 
in spring and summer 1997? 

Simply put, Apple found 
itself with a do-or-die decision: 
unable to compete with the 
licensees* faster, cheaper sys- 
tems, and bleeding large sums 
of money due to lost sales (par- 
ticularly in its high-margin 
systems), Apple decided it must 
end licensing or go out of busi- 
ness. “If we continued losing 
money, we would have disap- 
peared,” says Apple marketing 
chief Guerrino De Luca. 
“Power [Computing] and the 
others were not in a position to 
carry this [market] forward if 
Apple died.” 

Late Delivery Eroded Profits 

In the second quarter of 1997, 
about a fourth of all Mac sys- 
tems were sold by companies 
odier than Apple. A huge per- 
centage of those were high-end 
systems from which Apple tra- 
ditionally made its real profits. 
And because Apple usually 
lagged behind the licensees in 
introducing new technologies, 
by the time Apple had new sys- 
tems out, its target customers 
had already bought elsewhere. 

Although CHRP would 
allow Mac doners to pay for 
their o^vn research and devel- 
opment, Apple was unable to 
deliver the technology until 
spring 1997, a year later than 
originally planned. This kept 
the Mac makers tightly linked 
to Apple’s own designs and 
forced them to compete for the 
same customers, since their 
products could not be signifi- 
candy different from Apple’s. 

By this summer, the situa- 
tion had only gotten worse for 
Apple: several market re- 
searchers predicted that by the 
end of 1997, Apple would have 
less dian half the market for 
new Mac sales. 

Technology AAissteps De- 
spite Apple’s crowing about its 
technolog}^ leadership, its ac- 
tual technology delivery fell 



behind that of die licensees. 
Umax introduced in-line cache 
first. Power Computing made 
the first Mac to use the Power- 
PC 750 and 1:1 backside cache, 
and Motorola had the first 
Macs to use the CHRP archi- 
tecture. Apple instead adopted 
the new Mach 5 version of the 
PowerPC 604e and slightly 
modified its existing systems. 

The result was another 
round of Apple Macs diat cost 
more and ran more slowly than 
licensees’ Macs. Macworld Lab 
tests this summer showed that 
Apple’s 350MHz Power Mac 
9600 was no match for even 
a 266MHz Motorola Star- 
Max 6000 XL. Apple likely 
won’t match the StarMax 
6000’s speed until early 1998 
when Apple integrates CHRP 
technology. 

Given its technolog)' dis- 
advantage, Apple’s refusal to 
certify competing systems 
smacked of an effort to hold 
back competition it knew it 
could not beat. (Apple has 
denied such an intent.) 

In the early 1990s, Apple 
systems were routinely 
trounced in performance by 
PCs, and that trend began again 
in the mid-1990s, only to be 
reversed by Power Computing 
and the other licensees. Given 
Apple’s inability keep pace widi 
a handfiil of licensees, it’s an 
open question whether the 
company will keep pace with 
the PC industry now’ diat it has 
eliminated its competition. 

A Shrinking Pie Since 
1995, Apple’s Mac sales had 
shrunk from about 4.5 million 
per year to about 1.8 million. 
'Fhe licensees accounted for 
about 600,000 units in 1997, up 
from a handfiil in 1995. Rev- 
enues per system also dropped, 
as Apple was forced to reduce 
prices to be more competitive. 

Power Computing, wiiich 
accounted for about 10 percent 
of all Mac sales in 1997’s second 
quarter, went for Apple’s jugu- 
lar earlier this year. The com- 
pany developed several fast. 



inexpensive Macs — based on 
Apple’s own technologies — 
diat outperformed anything 
from Apple. Power Computing 
also deemphasizcd its lower- 
performance systems, wTich 
tilted Apple’s sales even more to 
low-profit (or even money-los- 
ing) low-end Macs. 

Motorola and Umax, which 
each held about 5 percent of 
sales in that period, targeted a 
broader mix of users. 

When Apple inaugurated 
its licensing program, it did not 
anticipate a declining Mac 
market or such stiff competi- 
tion for its core customers. It 
did not expect management 
chaos; e.xpensive, spectacular 
product failures, such as die 
Copland OS and eWorld; or 
such disappointing invest- 
ments as OpenDoc and the 
Newton, all of which caused 
Apple to lay off thousands of 
people and lose more than Si .6 
billion over 18 months. 

No Expansion? Worse, 
from Apple’s view'point, the 
licensees did litde or nothing to 
expand the Mac market. In- 
stead, they focused on existing 
.'Vpple customers, advertising in 
Mac publications almost exclu- 
sively. The licensees argued 
that they needed to get a large- 
enough share of the market to 
pay for growth. Ironic'ally, it 
appears that Apple came to a 
similar conclusion about its 
own prospects w'hen it decided 
to end licensing. The licensees 
also complained that Apple did 
not market die Mac to new cus- 
tomers and would not cooper- 
ate in joint marketing efforts to 
new customers. 

It is clear that neither 
Apple nor its licensees were 
w'orking together to signifi- 
candy expand the overall Mac 
market. Compare die lack of 
cooperation diere with the PC 
market, where Intel subsidizes 
most PCs (something Motoro- 
la and IBM do not do for 
PowerPC] systems) and where 
Microsoft aggressively markets 
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it calls a \ideo display tablet. 
C]onibining a tablet with an 
LCD panel in one trim, 5.4- 
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PL-300 Display Tablet lets you 
draw and paint on screen via 
Wacom’s pressure-sensitive 
eraser pen. The PL-300 con- 
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mounted on top of a Wacom 
tablet and provides 800-by- 
600-pixel resolution in 18-bit 
color depth (256,000 colors). 
Its dimensions are 1 1 .4 by 1 0.0 
by 1.5 inches. 

The new tablet also sup- 
ports Wacom’s PenTbols, the 
company’s first software prod- 
uct. A free set of Adobe Photo- 
shop plug-ins available ft'om 
Wacom’s Web site, PenTools is 
designed to extend the func- 
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Wacom’s latest pens. 

The plug-ins are divided 
into production (Brush-on 
Noise, Pen Duster, and 
Despeckler) and creative tools 
(Virtual Airbrush, 3D Chisel, 
and Super Putty). 

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at 2-D Prices 

ATI, IXMICRO, MATROX 
OFFER INEXPENSIVE 
GRAPHICS ACCELERATORS 
by Howard Baldwin 

E ven as Macs become 
faster, \ideo-card man- 
ufacturers are pushing 
the 3-D graphics enve- 
lope with new acceler- 
ator boards priced under 
Si 000. ATI Technologies 
(905/882-2600, www.atitech 
.com), Matrox Graphics (514/ 
969-6000, wiDW. matrox.com), 
IXMicro (408/369-8282, wvm 
.ix7niav.co?/f), and Tech Works 
(512/794-8533, www.techivoi'ks 
.com) have all announced 
graphics boards that support 
Apple’s QuickDraw. 

ATI's Nexus ATI Tech- 
nologies announced the Nex- 
us GA, using its own 3D Rage 
graphics chip, with support 
for 1920-by- 1080-pixel reso- 
lution. The base version in- 
cludes 8MB of windows RAM 
(MTIAM), a type of memory 
that offers higher bandwidth 
than the VRAM used in many 
other graphics boards. Sched- 
uled to ship in September, the 
Nexus GA is priced at $599; 
an additional 8MB of memory 
costs $349. 

Three from X/\Aicro IXMi- 
cro is offering three boards in 
its new $659 1X3 D product 
family, all based on the com- 
pany’s TwinTurbo 128-bit 3- 



D graphics controller. The 
high-end $659 IX3D Ulti- 
mate Rez features 8MB of 
VRAM and supports up to 
1920 by 1080 resolution. The 
midrange $349 1X3 D Pro Rez 
comes with 4MB of syn- 
chronous graphics RAxM 
(SGRAM) and supports reso- 
lutions up to 1600 by 1200 
pixels; video out is also avail- 
able as an upgrade option. 
SGRAM is less costly than 
VRAM or WRAM but offers 
faster graphics acceleration 
than standard RAM chips. 

Finally, the $249 1X3 D 
Mac Rocket supports MPEG 
video and QuickTime play- 
back at resolutions up to 1152 
by 870 pixels. 

New NVillennium Alatrox 
Graphics has introduced its 
Millennium II graphics accel- 
erator, using its own 64-bit 
MGA-2164W processor, with 
support for resolutions up to 
1920 by 1200 pixels. Support- 
ing QuickDraw 3D and 
MPEG-1, the Millennium II 
costs $269 with 4MB of 
MOIAM and $369 with 8MB 
ofMTLAM. 

TechWorks Power The 

$249 Power3D from Tech- 
Works features 4MB of RAM 
and a Voodoo Graphics 3-D 




chip from 3Dfs Interactive. 
Targeting computer-game 
users, it supports the standard 
14-inch monitor resolution of 
640 by 480 pixels. The PCI 
board does not accelerate 2-D 
graphics, but includes a pass- 
through cable that allows use 
with the Mac’s on-board accel- 
erated 2-D video circuitry. 



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Junk E-Mail 

WILL LEGISLATION 
STEP IN WHERE 
TECHNOLOGY FAILS? 
by Cameron Crotty 



U nsolicited commercial 
e-mail provokes a hos- 
tile response from just 
about every Net citi- 
zen. Users and Inter- 
net service providers (ISPs) 
have found it nearly impossible 
to construct effective technical 
defenses, so they are turning 
to the courts and legislation 
for more-effective weapons. 
Meanwhile, direct-marketing 
companies are battling enthu- 
siastically for your right to 
receive junk e-mail. 

Can’t Block It Out Ever 
since junk e-mail appeared, 
network administrators and 
technically savvy users have 
sought w^ays to eliminate it. But 
they are handcuffed by the 
Internet’s primaiy function of 
encouraging, rather tlian pre- 
venting, the transmission of 
information. 

As part of its optional Pre- 
ferred Mail services, America 
Online will automatically 
block incoming messages from 
hundreds of Internet domains 
that are known sources of junk 
e-mail. But the list grows daily, 
and AOL admits that it’s tech- 
nically pow^erless to eliminate 
the problem. “As soon as we 
figure something out, they 
[junk e-mailers] stay five steps 
ahead of us,” says Jill Lesser, 
AOUs deputy director of law' 
and public affairs. 

ISPs that block e-mail also 
run the risk of interfering witli 
legitimate traffic. Earlier this 
year, Netcom officials blocked 
transmissions from the domain 
of e-mail provider Hotmail 



because a Hotmail user had 
flooded Netcom’s servers with 
undeliverable junk e-mail mes- 
sages. Netcom’s action pre- 
vented its servers from crash- 
ing, but it also angered users 
who could no longer receive 
e-mail from Hotmail accounts. 

Hotmail has since placed 
limits on the number of 
addresses to which users can 
send a single message, but the 
larger problem remains. Harris 
$chwartz, information security 
administrator at Earthlink, a 
Southern California ISP, says 
that some ISPs are still block- 
ing messages from Earthlink in 
response to previous junk 
e-mail incidents. 

Legal Action Frustrated 
with the ineffective technical 
weapons available, some 
ISPs — including CompuServe, 
America Online, and Earth- 
link — have turned to the legal 
s}^stem. WTiile the details of 
the cases vaiy^, these companies 
have successfully argued that 
current methods of sending 
junk e-mail constitute trespass 
or “use exceeding consent” on 
their network resources. 

As far as Earthlink cocoun- 
sel Pete Wellborn is con- 
cerned, it’s high noon on die 
Internet, he’s wearing the 
white hat, and it’s time to get it 
on. “We’re at a crossroads,” he 
says. “The Internet can either 
become a glorified infomercial 
or a useful tool for commimi- 
cation and education. That’s 
going to depend on what’s 
done with spammers.” 

But other ISPs are reluc- 
tant to call in the lawyers due 
to the high cost of lawsuits and 
the general lack of legal prece- 
dents on cyberspace acti\aties. 
The precedents that apply to 
telephone solicitation or postal 
junk mail are of little use, since 
these cases generally involve 
some form of consumer fraud. 
Some junk e-mail is fraudulent, 
but most of it is simply annoy- g 
ing. While you can sue some- « 
one for being a nuisance, going ^ 

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after a junk e-mailer on this 
basis “would be a stretch,” says 
Steve Elias, associate publisher 
of Nolo Press, a California 
company that publishes books 
on legal issues. 

Whose Law Is It? Con- 
gress is now considering sever- 
al bills diat direcdy address 
junk e-mail. One, sponsored 
primarily by Senator Robert 
Torricelli, D-N.J., would pre- 
vent spammers from hijacking 
e-mail servers and forging 
e-mail header information to 
disguise the message’s origins 
or to prevent the recipient 
from responding. A second 
bill, sponsored by Senator 




Frank Murkowski, R- Alaska, 
would require that commercial 
e-mail be specially labeled, 
presumably making it easier to 
track or avoid. The most dra- 
matic legislation, proposed by 
Representative Chris Smith, 
R-N.J., adds e-mail restrictions 
to an existing law that makes it 
illegal to transmit unsolicited 
commercial faxes. 

All of this legislative 
action, especially the Smith 
bill, scares the daylights out of 
ISPs and direct marketers. Few 
ISPs support the legislation, 
and those that do give luke- 
warm lip service — at best — to 
either the Torricelli or the 
Murkowski bill. Tony Kelly, 
director of corporate market- 
ing for PSInet, states that 
PSInet is opposed to “anything 
that smacks of censorship on 
the Internet.” Meanwhile, 
AOL’s Lesser says that her 
company isn’t completely 



happy with any of the proposed 
legislation, even though AOL 
helped draft the Torricelli bill. 

D/\AA'S View The Direct 
Marketing Association (DMA) 
is a trade association for busi- 
nesses interested in what it 
terms “database marketing.” 
Not surprisingly. President 
Bob Wientzen was emphatic in 
rejecting any legislation, claim- 
ing that “everyone will best be 
served by self-regulation.” The 
DMA currently runs successful 
telephone- and mail-prefer- 
ence services, through which 
you can request that your name 
be removed from the databases 
of member companies. 

This is known as an “opt- 
out” system, where it’s pre- 
sumed that you want market- 
ing information unless you 
take action to remove yourself 
from mailing lists. 

Wentzen says the DMA is 
working on a similar system for 
e-mail, which he expects to be 
active this fall. Lie says the 
DMA is also talking with the 
Internet E-Mail Marketing 
Consortium (lEMMC), which 
includes some of the best- 
known junk e-mail distributors. 

User Reaction MTiile the 
computer industry generally 
opposes junk e-mail legisla- 
tion, groups of users, such as 
the Coalition Against Unso- 
licited Commercial Email 
(CAUCE), have throvm their 
weight behind the Smith bill. 

CAUCE spokesman Scott 
Hazen-Muller scoffs at the 
DMAs proposed opt-out sys- 
tem. “If I spent half an hour, I 
could probably find ten differ- 
ent remove lists, so what good 
is one more?” 

CAUCE supports “opt- 
in’’ marketing methods, by 
which a consumer must first 
request information before a 
business can send anything. 
Hazen-Muller also questions 
whether junk e-mailers would 
even bother to join the DMA. 
Hazen-Muller also questions 
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“WHY APPLE 
PULLED THE PLUG" 

continued from page 32 

Windows (Apple rarely mar- 
kets the Mac OS). 

High Design Costs Apple 
officials began complaining this 
spring that the licensees were 
not paying their “fair share” of 
Mac development costs. Apple 
had been charging a license fee 
of about $50 per Mac system 
for the Mac OS and another 
$50 to $75 for use of Apple’s 
hardware designs. (CHRP sys- 
tems did not require a separate 
hardware fee.) Apple now be- 
lieves these fees were too low: 
“The bet that low licensing fees 
were sustainable was made 
based on a growing Mac OS, 
which turned out not to be 
true,” De Luca says. 

After months of negotia- 
tions, Apple and the licensees 
agreed in June to a new Mac OS 
fee of about $150 to $350 per 
system, depending on speed. 
(Compare that with about $50 
to $65 for Windows 95 and $90 
to $100 for Windows NT.) 

The licensees also pay 
about $5000 for certification 
by Apple for every system vari- 
ant they make, in addition to 
an annual certification fee, 
according to sources. Despite 
Apple’s protests to the con- 
trary, the hcensees were paying 
Apple real money. 

While unhappy with the 
new fees, the clone makers 
accepted the June deal. But a 
few weeks later, Steve Jobs 
forced out Amelio and backed 
out of the agreements. 

Even after the June agree- 
ments, Apple officials com- 
plained that the licensing fees 
were too low, and some hinted 
that Apple would need $500 or 
more per system to cover Mac 
OS and Mac hardware devel- 
opment costs. 

Wliy so much? According 
to industry analysts, Apple’s 
cost structures are extremely 



high, given its need to pay for 
both Mac OS and hardware 
development. This means the 
overhead per Mac is more tlian 
any ficensee would reasonably 
pay, and is one reason why 
Apple’s Macs are so much cost- 
lier than PCs. 

The licensing program 
magnified Apple’s historically 
high costs because Apple could 
no longer recoup its software 
development costs tlirough its 
own Mac sales. By contrast, 
Microsoft pays for W’indows 
development while Intel pays 
for most PC motherboard 
development — and both com- 
panies sell about 16 times the 
volume of products that Apple 
could hope to. However, IBM 
and Motorola have paid most 
of the costs for CHRP, and 
practically all the costs of the 
PowerPC CPUs. 

Microsoft also makes tre- 
mendous revenues from its 
Office programs, which helps 
subsidize the company’s R&D, 
much the way Apple’s hard- 
ware sales have subsidized OS 
development. 

Crown Jewels Although 
Apple has portrayed the licens- 
ing failure as a recent econom- 
ic decision, the reaHty is that 
Apple, or at least parts of it, has 
never been comfortable with 
sharing the Mac crown jewels. 
That, plus the constant sniping 
by Apple officials on licensing 
for the last six months, has cre- 
ated a fundamentally negative 
relationship between Apple 
and the licensees. 

Despite some thaws in the 
relationship and an occasional 
positive working arrangement, 
the basic Apple/licensee part- 
nership was not based on trust 
or respect, merely on financial 
opportunity. As the market 
changed and the conditions for 
mutual success became more 
difficult, Apple and the licens- 
ees pulled apart rather than 
pulled together. The result was 
that when the Mac market’s t 

o 

economics went south, licens- I 
ing became doomed to failure. ^ 



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A New Era 
for Mac Pubs 

IDG AND ZIFF-DAVIS 
MERGE MACWORLD, 
MACWEEK, MACUSER 
by Carol Person 

new era dawned in 
Macintosh publishing 
when International 
Data Group (IDG), 
parent company of 
Macworld, and Ziff-Davis, 
publisher of MacWeek and 
MacUser, agreed in August to 
form a joint venture called 
Mac Publishing that will con- 
solidate the three magazines. 
The new company will pub- 
lish MacWeek in its current 
form and Macworld as a 
monthly that incorporates 
MacUser. The changes became 
effective with this issue of 
Macworld. For several months, 
Marwoi'ld will feature a 
MacUser insert in addition to 
standard Macworld content. 
During that time, the merged 
staff will work on a redesign 
that uses content from both 
magazines. MacUser sub- 
scribers will automatically 
receive Macwoidd. 

Colin Crawford, formerly 
president and CEO of Mac- 
world Communications, holds 
the same post in Mac Publish- 
ing. The new venture is led by 
a board of directors consisting 
of Crawford and two repre- 
sentatives each from IDG and 
Ziff-Davis. The company’s 
operations are headquartered 
in San Francisco. 

Crawford named former 
MacUser editor Andrew Gore 
as editor in chief of Maavorld 
to replace Adrian Mello, who 
resigned after the joint ven- 
ture was announced. 

Crawford also named 
Macworld coexecutive editor 



Galen Gruman as editor. 

Mello, who had served 
as editor in chief of Mac- 
world since 1992, announced 
his resignation in a message 
sent to the magazine’s edi- 
torial employees: 

“I write to let you know 
that I am resigning as editor 
in chief. I feel like I’ve com- 
pleted my work at Macworld 
and current conditions make 
it the logical time for me to 
move on to the next phase in 
my career. 

“Throughout my time at 
Macworld I have always had 
the deepest respect for the 
staff and contributors. A few 
of you who have been here as 
long as I will testify that it has 
always been a special place 



with exceptional people. I feel 
fortunate to have worked over 
the years with an editorial 
staff that was uniformly com- 
mitted to quality, integrity, 
consideration of others, pro- 
fessionalism, and general 
excellence. I know that along 
the way, all of you have given 
many extra hours of effort to 
ensure that Macworld was the 
best product it could be. 
Witliout you, none of my per- 
sonal success or the compa- 
ny’s success would have been 
possible. 

''Macworld editorial’s de- 
signers, administrative staff, 
editors, online staff, copy edi- 
tors, lab staff, contributors, 
art directors, and production 
editors are the best in the 



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pleted together. Macworld has 
been tlie standard of excel- 
lence among all computer 
publications precisely because 
we have always tried to be a 
great magazine, not just a 
great computer magazine. 

“I especially appreciate 
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within our community, which 
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always been a place of mutual 
care and consideration. The 
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me is to continue in this same 
spirit of devotion to quality 
and concern for others. I 
thank you all for everything 
you have done to contribute 
to my fulfillment and I wish 
you all the best.” 

I systems | 

Be Bops 
On with New 
Software 

RUNS BEOS ON INTEL AS 
NEW APRS ARE UNVEILED 
by Howard Baldwin 



A s Apple celebrates 
strong sales of Mac 
OS 8, Be (650/462- 
4100, www.he.co7n), 
developer of one of 
die othei' operating systems for 
PowerPC CPUs, continues to 
bop along with new releases of 
its solnvare. 

In July, the company 
shipped its BeOS Pre\iew 
Release for PowerPC, fol- 
lowed by an update that adds 
AppleTalk printing and 
improves video drivers and 
IDE support. Hedging its pro- 
cessor bets. Be also demon- 
strated its BeOS running on a 
dual-Pentium II PC at an 
August developer conference 

continues 



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NEW BOOK CHRONICLES APPLE INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS 

Mac fanatics know that Apple has produced the most stylish 
computers ever sold — most recently its limited-edition 20th- 
anniversary Mac (see "The 20th Anniversary Macintosh," 
March 1997). But few realize that some of Apple's most inno- 
vative industrial designs 
never made it to market 
AppIeDesign, a new 
book by Paul Kunkel 
with photographs by 
Rick English, chronicles 
the evolution of the 
Apple Industrial Design 
Group and the award- 
winning machines it 
has developed, includ- 
ing many that never got 
past the prototype 
stage. Examples include 
the Paladin, an all-in- 
one computer, telephone, fax, and answering machine; and the 
PenMac (shown above), a handheld, stylus-controlled com- 
puter with a CD-ROM drive and infrared data terminal. 

Other noteworthy designs include the Nautilus series, sub- 
notebooks wrapped in leather and brushed or polished metal, 
and the Domesticated Mac, an update of the discontinued 
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BY CATHY ABES 

Pushing Photoshop’s Buttons Extensis 

(503/274-2020, www.extensis.com) is adding two new 
tools and several enhancements to Its Photoshop plug-in 
collection, PhotoTools 2.0, due by the end of October at a 
street price of $130. PhotoButton lets Web and multimedia 
designers create multiple buttons with a variety of effects. 
Including bevels, convex and concave centers, framed 
edges, and adjustable lighting. You can build vertical or hor- 
izontal bars of up to 24 buttons, as well as a matrix of but- 
tons with up to 64 entries. PhotoCastShadow lets you 
apply drop shadows and perspective shadows; you can also 
generate a shadow without the selection or invert a shad- 
ow to simulate embossing and other effects. 

Enhanced tools include PhotoText, which now lets you 
save text blocks and define style sheets; and PhotoGlow, 
PhotoEmboss, and PhotoBevel, which have added real-time 
previews, multiple undos, and background processing. 

Creator 2 Goes Mainstream Aiming to fill 

what it sees as a void left by page-layout giant Quark- 
XPress, Multi-Ad Services (309/692-1530, www.multi-ad 
.com) has revamped Multi- Ad Creator and renamed it Cre- 
ator 2. Although the new version is still geared to designers 
of ads and promotional materials, the company is betting 
that Its multiple-page support, document-customization 
features, and full scriptabillty will attract many Quark users. 

Creator 2 lets you specify two-page spreads, multi- 
ple master pages, and individually sized pages within a 
document. Its Style Models let you apply multiple style 
settings within the same style sheet. The new Contain- 
ment tool lets you Individually position and edit elements 
within containers without affecting anything else on the 
page. In addition to PostScript drawing tools, the pro- 
gram provides trapping, color separations, and ColorSync 
2 support. Due in late September, the program will retail 
for $995, with an expected street price of $649. 

Graphics Applications Get ICE’d Version 4 

of Integrated Computing Engines' (888/423-8447, www 
.iced.com) $8999 ICEfx video-effects accelerator, due in 
September, adds 14 new effects to Its repertoire while 
reducing Its hardware needs to a single PCI slot. The 
board also extends application support to Include the 
Ultimatte blue-screen compositing tool and llluminaire 
video-compositing software from Discreet Logic. Also 
available as a separate software option is the $995 ICE’d 
Cyclonist, an accelerated version of DigiEffects' organic 
particle-animation plug-in. Newly optimized DigiEffects 
filters Include Videolook, Fogbank, Stanfield, Chaotic 
Noise, and Chaotic Rainbow. 



held on the eve of Macu'orld 
Expo in Boston. 

The company promises to 
release R2 (for “second public 
release”) versions of the OS 
for both platfonns in January, 
putting the BeOS on comput- 




ers that run Mac OS, Win- 
dows 95, and Window's NT. 
The R2 versions will feature 
numerous multimedia en- 
hancements, including support 
for MPEG, QuickTime, 
JPEG, 3-D graphics, and live 
video, according to spokesman 
Mark Gonzales. 

Be’s Intel port produced a 
suqDrising result for the compa- 
ny — Be engineers claim that 
they found the PC platform to 
be faster and more stable than 
Apple’s Power Mac designs. 
These engineers say they e.\pect 
Intel hardware to become the 
BeOS platfonn of choice. 

Be Applications Mean- 
w'hile, several small developers 
have introduced software for 
the fledgling market. Beat- 
Wire (650/322-7290, wivw 
.beativare.cmi) is shipping two 
suites: Be Basics, a $69 package 
that includes word processing 
and spreadsheet software, and 
Be Studio, a $99 paint and 
draw^ combo. The paint pro- 
gram takes advantage of the 
multithreaded capabilities of 
the BeOS, letting you open 
multiple copies of the same 
image and apply different fil- 
ters to each. 

Bodi suites include a free 
upgrade to version 2.0, which 
is planned for next spring. 
BeatWare also offers a BeOS 
programming tool called 



AppSketcher that works in 
cxinjunction with Metrowerks 
Code Warrior DR3. 

Be lists some 200 packages 
for its Preview Release or 
Advanced Access Preview 
Release (AAPR), an early ver- 
sion of the OS that shipped 
only to developers. These 
include development tools, 
spreadsheets and other busi- 
ness productivity applic'ations, 
and even an Amiga emulator. 

Applications written for 
previous versions of the BeOS, 
including AAPR, are not com- 
patible with the Preview 
Release. However, Gonzales 
says, most of the older applica- 
tions have been ported to the 
updated version. 



I multimedia | 

Completing 
the QTVR 
Panorama 

SOFTWARE LETS YOU 
CREATE OBJECT MOVIES 
by Stephen Beale 



T he first generation of 
mass-market Quick- 
lime VR (QTVR) 
authoring programs — 
PictureWorks’ Spin 
Panorama, Panimation’s 
Nodester, and Live Picture’s 
PhotoVista — let you create vir- 
tual-reality panoramas (see 
ReviewSy in tliis issue). 

Now, two of these ven- 
dors, PictureWorks Technol- 
ogy (510/855-2001, WWW 
.picturewof‘ks.co?/i) and Pani- 
mation (407/599-9697, wiinv 
.paiumation.co7fj)y have com- 
pleted the QTVR picture by 
introducing software that lets 
you create QTVR object 
movies. Apple Computer (408/ 
996-1010, WWW. apple. co7fi)y 
which invented QuickTime 
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Quicken Expedites Finance Management 

BY WENDY SHARP 

Quicken's annual upgrades, Quicken Deluxe 98 and 
Quicken Basic 98, are on the way from Intuit (650/944-6000, 
www.intuit.com), and users have much to be excited about. A 
long list of new features and seemingly minor enhancements adds 
up to some major improvements. 

Crowd Pieasers Minor tweaks, such as longer catego- 
ry and account names, are Immediately satisfying. Other crowd 
pieasers include Smart Reconcile, which saves past reconcile state- 
ments — making It easier to fix mistakes — and direct report editing, 
which lets you make content, layout, and font changes from with- 
in a report You can click on the Register Shortcuts button from with- 
in the register to schedule transactions and instantly create relevant 
reports. Other Improvements Include automatic file backups, a 
new register account bar, and an improved online-banking window. 

Deluxe Features Quicken Deluxe users will get Quick- 
Entry, a tiny (less than 800K) application that lets you quickly record 
daily transactions. It's essentially an empty register list: any data 
you type in is added to your account file. A tip from Intuit: clean- 
ing out your QuickFill list makes QuickEntry open faster. 

Deluxe also lets Internet users link to Web sites offering 
mortgage, tax. Investment, insurance, and financial-planning infor- 
mation. For example, a click on the insurance task takes you to 

InsureMarket, which 
quotes comparisons 
from major insurance 
companies. Of course, 
you can access the same 
sites without Quicken, 
so while potentially 
handy, it's not worth 
upgrading for. Other 
Deluxe features include 
a tax-deduction finder, a 
mutual-fund finder, and 
a password-protectable 
emergency- records 
keeper, which helps you collect and store personal information, such 
as bank-account numbers and the location of your will. 

Both versions are memory-hungry. System 7 users will 
need 8MB of RAM to run Basic, while Deluxe will take 12MB. Mac 
OS 8 users need a hefty 12MB for Basic, 16MB for Deluxe. 

Due in October, Quicken Deluxe 98 will retail for $59.95; 
current owners will get a $20 rebate. Quicken Basic 98 will cost 
$39.95, with a $10 upgrade rebate. Most users should find Quick- 
en Basic's interface enhancements appealing. Though Deluxe's 
more advanced features are less useful, QuickEntry alone may be 
worth the extra $10 for those who upgrade. New users, on the 
other hand, should save the $20 and go the Basic route. 




The improved reconcile window 
gives clear directions 
for those new to reconciliations. 



V^, is also joining the fray 
with a fortli coming QT\^ 
authoring suite. 

A QTVR panorama places 
you in the middle of a virtual 
environment. In contrast, a 
QTVR object movie lets you 
view an object from multiple 
angles, as if you were holding it 
in your hand. You can save the 
objects as stand-alone movies 
or, with the proper software, 
embed them within a QT\T^ 
panorama. 

Common Features Tb pro- 
duce an object movie, you first 
photograph the object from 




different sides, generally plac- 
ing it on a turntable or gantry 
for precise positioning. Pic- 
tureWorks’ Spin PhotoObject 
and Panimation’s Widgetizer 
then combine these multiple 
images into a single QTVR 
object. Both programs include 
features diat let you adjust the 
alignment of individual frames 
within the object movie. You 
can also use the programs’ 
respective overlay features to 
see preceding frames. 

In addition to producing 
QTVR object movies. Spin 
PhotoObject c*an save objects 
for continuous playback as ani- 
mated GIF or QuickTime 
MOV files. Widgetizer is lim- 
ited to saving QT\^ files. 

Spin PhotoObject was 
scheduled to ship September 1 
for S 1 50, with a S 1 00 introduc- 
tory price in effect until Sep- 
tember 30. Widgetizer is sched- 
uled to ship in early fall at a 
price to be determined; Pani- 
mation executive vice president 
Walter Neals says it will cost 



no more than $170. 

Apple's Entry Neither 
Spin PhotoObject nor Wid- 
getizer can embed an object 
movie in a panorama. For that, 
you’ll need Apple’s forthcom- 
ing QuickTime VR Authoring 
Studio, w'hich will provide all 
the components needed to cre- 
ate multinode QTVR panora- 
mas that include object movies 
along with links to other 
panoramas. 

Apple already offers a 
QuickTime VR Authoring 
Tools Suite that can create 
multinode QTVR panoramas 
(see aforementioned review). 
However, it uses a cumber- 
some command-line interface 
more oriented tow^ard develop- 
ers than ordinary users. The 
forthcoming QTVR studio 
will feature a more intuitive 
Macintosh interface. 

Two modules in the studio. 
Panorama Stitcher and Panora- 
ma Maker, ftmetion much like 
Panimation’s Nodester and 
PictureWorks’ Spin Panorama. 
Panorama Stitcher lets you 
combine multiple images into a 
seamless panorama, while 
Panorama Maker converts 
panoramas — either photo- 

graphs or synthetic 3-D 
imagery — into QTVR movies. 

The Object Maker mod- 
ule, similar to Widgetizer and 
Spin PhotoObject, creates 
object movies from a series of 
still images. Scene Maker lets 
you combine multiple QTVR 
panoramas and object movies 
into fiill-fledged multinode 
QTT'T files. 

The software also includes 
a project manager that lets you 
track media elements to be 
used in the panoramas. Apple 
plans to ship the sofhvare in the 
fourth quarter but has not an- 
nounced pricing. Panimation is 
considering a similar product 
for early- 1998 release that will 
combine Nodester and Wid- 
getizer with multinode QIWR g 
authoring software. Neals says I 
that the software is likely to sell ^ 
for $400 to $500. 



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I multimedia | 

New Cameras 
Make Movies 

CANON AND HITACHI 
COMBINE STILL IMAGING 
AND DIGITAL VIDEO 
by Stephen Beale 

D igital video and digital 
photography could 
soon he on a collision 
course, thanks to re- 
cendy announced cam- 
corders from Canon (516/ 
328-5904, WWW. usa. canon. cam) 
and Hitachi (770/279-5600, 
www.hitachi.com) that double 
as digital cameras. 

Digital Camcorder Canon’s 
S2500 Optura, scheduled to 
ship in October, stores images 
at 720-by-480-pixel resolution 
in one of three modes: a still- 
photo mode, a normal movie 
mode for playback on standard 



TV sets, and a progressive- 
scan movie mode that captures 
a full 30 frames per second of 
noninterlaced video. The lat- 
ter mode, in addition to pro- 
ducing digital-video clips, can 
be used in the same manner as 
a high-speed motor drive to 
capture a rapid succession of 
still images. 

The camera stores video 
on standard mini-DV tape 
cassettes, available in 30- and 
60-minute capacities for 
about $7 and $11, respective- 
ly. It also includes an IEEE 
1394 FireWire interface for 
fast file transfer to your Mac. 
The base package does not 
include a flash, but the c'amera 
works with any Canon EOS 
Speedlite flash. 

The Optura has several 
features designed to enhance 
image quality, including an 
optical stabilization system 
that automatically shifts the 
image to compensate for 
shaking, and a FlexiZone 
autofocus ftinction that lets 
you choose the area of the 



image on which to focus. The 
camera also offers 14x optical 
zoom and 35x digital zoom; 
the latter feature uses interpo- 
lation to boost the apparent 
size of the image. A $200 
light-box option converts the 
camera into a slide scanner. 




Canon's Optura uses a FireWire 
interface for fast data transfer. 



AAPEC Camera Hitachi, 
which introduced a Windows 
version of its $2400 MP- 
EGl A MPEG camera in May, 
recently announced a $300 
Mac interface kit consisting of 
a SCSI adapter, file-transfer 
software, and a special release 
of Apple’s QuickTime MPEG 
extension. True to its name, 



the camera stores video 
directly in the MPEG format 
using a built-in AIPEG-l en- 
coder/decoder chip. It fea- 
tures a removable 260MB PC 
Card hard drive capable of 
storing 20 minutes of .MPEG 
video, 3000 still JPEG 
images, 1000 still images with 
voice annotations, or 4 hours 
of MPEG audio. You can 
transfer images using the 
SCSI adapter or, if you have a 
PowerBook, through the PC 
Card. An AV port lets you dis- 
play images on a TV set. 
Maximum resolution is 704 
by 480 pixels. The camera 
offers a 3x optical zoom and a 
2X digital zoom. 

The MP-EGIA is pow- 
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um-ion batteries, good for 40 
minutes of operation between 
charges. A charger and an AC 
adapter are included. Other 
features include a wireless 
remote, a built-in micro|)hone 
and speaker, and a 1.8-inch 
color LCD for image preview 
and file management. 



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system (like most current Mac system.s) uses a fast video card. However, the TPC-6600 nearly matches Apple’s new 300MHz 
Power Mac 8600/300, which has slow video circuitry and a slower (50MHz) system bus. For more on the TPC-6600, see 
“Tatung Shows First 75MHz System Bus,” NewSy August 1997. 




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Pocket huge savinqs with an 
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Let's get this out of the way right away- WinBook is a PC 
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Mac OS*. The Macintosh® and the Mac OS® are great 
products but there is an alternative for notebook users. 

Let's talk about mobile computing and what a notebook 
is mostly used for- business. And business applications like 
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THE LATEST MACINTOSH RELEASES 



Edited by Keith Mitchell 



COMMUNICATIONS 



E-mail, Anyone? 

QuickMail users, take note: CE Soft- 
ware (515/221-1801, www.cesoft 
.com) has released QuickMail Pro 
Server, an Internet server that 
replaces the company’s proprietary 
LAN-based server. The server sup- 
ports POP and IMAP protocols and 
includes mailing-list capabilities. Pric- 
ing ranges from $100 for 5 users to 
$500 for 100 users. Site licenses are 
also available. 



DISPLAY 



Enjoy the View 

Is a monitor in your future? Here are 
some new ones to check out. 

• Panasonic’s (201 /348-7CXX), 
www.panasoniccom) $599 S70, 17- 
inch monitor has a 0.27mm dot pitch, 
a 16-inch viewable area, and resolu- 
tion of up to 1280 by 1024 pixels. 
The $299 E50 is a 15-inch monitor 
with a 0.27mm dot pitch, a 13.7-inch 
viewable area, and up to 1024-by- 
768-pixel resolution. 

• The SuperView Pro 260 is 
a $779, 17-inch monitor from Tele 
video (408/954-8333, wwv/. 
televideoinccom). It has a 0.25mm 
dot pitch, a 16-inch viewable area, 
and a maximum resolution of 1600 
by ^200 pixels. 



GRAPHICS 



Digital Photos to Go 

Weighing in at 5.6 ounces, the $399 
DX-5 digital camera from Fuji (914/ 
789-81 (X), www.fuiifilm.com) in- 
cludes an automatic flash, a 2MB 
SmartMedia card that can store up 
to 30 images, and image-editing 
software. The camera takes 24 -bit 



color images at maximum resolution 
of 640 by 480 pixels. 

Scanning the Horizon 

High-resolution scanning comes in a 
flatbed package with the Quato 
X-finity from Spark (847/998-6640. 
www.quato.com). The $3595 scan- 
ner delivers an optical resolution of 
1 200 by 2400 dpi at 42 bits per pixel. 

Fear of Sights 

Take your Adobe Photoshop text to 
new heights with Vertigo 3D HotText 
from Vertigo Technology (604/ 
684-21 13, WWW. vertigo3d.com). 
The $199 Photoshop plug-in lets you 
convert 2-D text to 3-D, align it to 
customized 3-D paths, and apply 
lighting and surface effects. You can 
create your own paths or use the 20 




yertigo 3D HotText 

editable ones that come with the 
product. Using the plug-in's graphics 
tools, you can reposition, tilt, rotate, 
and change the thickness of selected 
text. The program also works with 
bitmapped images imported Into 
Adobe Illustrator. 



MULTIMEDIA 



Crank It Up 

Is the neighborhood getting too 
quiet? Panasonic’s (201/348-7(XX), 
www.panasonic.com) $99 EAB 
MPC250 external speaker system 
lets you boom the bass with a 10- 



watt subwoofer and two 10- watt, 
two-way speakers. 

Stung by Multimedia 

Iomega (801/778-1000, www 
.iomega.com) hopes consumers will 
swarm to its new Buz multimedia 
producer. The device is a combination 
PCI video-capture card; Ultra SCSI 
controller; and software suite that lets 




Buz Box and Ultra SCSI 



you store movies, photos, and music 
from camcorders, DVD-ROMs, digi- 
tal cameras. VCRs, and laser discs on 
your computer. An external Buz box 
plugs into the video card and Includes 
In and out connections for S-Video, 
composite video, and stereo audio. 
Buz comes with a suite of software 
for manipulating audio, video, and 
pictures. The system is scheduled to 
ship in the fourth quarter of 1997 for 
an estimated $2(X). 

Hot, Hot, Hot 

For really burning video, Artbeats 
Software (541/863-4429, www 
.artbeats.com) has released ReelFIre 
and ReelExploslons video special- 
effects CD-ROMs. ReelFire Includes 
effects such as fireworks, smoke, 
torches, and flames. Reel Explosions 
includes ground explosions, zero- 
gravity explosions, and fireballs. The 
sequences are stored as 720-by- 
486-pixel QuickTime movies and 
can be used with any video-editing 
software that imports QuickTime 
files. Each costs $499. 



ONLINE 



Your World on the Web 

Now you can show your surround- 
ings to the rest of the world with Site- 
Cam 1 .0 from Rearden Technology 
(415/550-7573. www.rearden.com), 
maker of the popular shareware 



MacWebCam. The $129 program ^ 

streams images over the Internet I 

from a video camera tethered to your | 

computer. The software supports still j 
images and live video, automated | 
image archiving, and time stamping, IJ 
and can be used with any Quick- | 
Time-compliant video source. The | 

video frame rate scales to the avail- 
able bandwidth for optimal stream- ^ 

ing. Current users of MacWebCam I 

can upgrade for $75. | 



Getting interactivity, sound, and ani- 
mation on your Web site usually 
requires scripting. But mBed Interac- 
tor 1.0 from mBed Software (415/ 
778-0930, www.mbed.com) lets you 
create interactive, media-rich Web 
sites using building blocks called 
mBed Players. You can create inter- 
active buttons, slider controls, styled 
text, and animation effects. The $99 
program can also play back RealAu- 
dio streams synchronized to anima- 
tion on your Web site. 



SYSTEMS 



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PowerBook 2400c 




SUBNOTEBOOK IS FAST AND 
CONVENIENT BUT NEEDS 
BETTER KEYBOARD 

A s A LONGTIME POWERBOOK 
Duo user, I was eager to try out 
the PowerBook 2400c, Apple’s 
4. 3 -pound entry in the subnote- 
book category. Like the Duos, 
the 2400c stays trim by sacrificing an 
internal floppy drive, though it does sport 
a compact external floppy drive that can 
be left at the office when you’re travel- 
ing. It also lacks an internal CD-ROM 
drive, a standard feature on the much 
larger and heavier PowerBook 1400 and 
3400c models. 

The main circuitry in the 2400c — a 
180MHz 603ev PowerPC processor with 
256K cache — proves to be nearly as 
speedy as the 180MHz version of the 
3400c (see “PowerBook 2400c — Solid 
Subnotebook Performance”). Unlike with 
the 3400c, the 2400c’s processor resides 
on a daughterboard, allowing for future 
CPU upgrades. Newer Technology (316/ 
943-0222, www.neweitech.mri) plans up- 
grades using the new PowerPC 750 CPU 
running at 233MHz or 250MHz, de- 
pending on how much heat the CPU gen- 
erates — the 2400c also lacks the 3400c’s 
built-in fan. 

The only other provision for internal 
expansion comes in the form of a slot for 
an industry-standard JEDEC memory 
card. Apple says the most RAM you can 
add is 32MB, bringing the total RAM to 



48MB with the 16MB soldered on the 
motherboard. The actual limit is 64MB 
(for a total of 80MB), but because of a 
design mix-up, the 64MB card must be 
specially made for the 2400c (it must have 
two swapped wires, compared with a true 
JEDEC card). 

All the Standard Ports 

The PowerBook 2400c’s slim AC adapter 
uses a thin, two-wire AC power cord; all 
currendy shipping PowerBooks now use 
AC power supplies that are also compat- 
ible with those of the older Duos. The 



lithium ion battery is specific to the 
2400c, however. VST (508/263-9700, 
WWW. vsttech.com) plans an external bat- 
tery charger for die 2400c. 

Unlike the Duo, which offered only 
minimal ports unless you plugged into an 
accessory dock, the 2400c includes all the 
standard Mac ports: ADB, SCSI (via an 
HDI-30 square connector as in other 
PowerBooks), a single serial port, stereo 
audio in and out, video out, infrared (with 
IRTalk for Apple devices, and 1Mbit 
IRDA when appropriate drivers are avail- 
able), and two PC Card slots. The 



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recessed SCSI and serial-port connectors 
cause some difficulty: L-shaped SCSI 
adapters won’t fit, and a few serial-port 
plugs with oversize moldings — such as 
Farallon’s single phone-plug LocalTalk 
adapter — barely fit. More-conventional 
cables, including Apple’s SCSI cables and 
all common serial-port cables, fit without 
difficulty. (Newer Technology is planning 
to release a simple SI 99 BookEndz dock, 
which connects to the back and brings out 
all the ports, and will also accept all the 
problem plugs.) 

The 2400c features a small, VGA- 
style video-out port that’s standard on 
PCs; Apple supplies an adapter to accom- 
modate the larger Power Mac-standard 
video connector. The built-in 10.4-inch 
active matrix LCD screen displays thou- 
sands of colors with a resolution of 800 
by 600 pi.xels; it’s sharp, bright, and quite 
legible despite its relatively small size-to- 
pi.xel ratio. 

The PowerBook 2400c doesn’t offer a 
wide range of external display resolutions: 
thousands of colors at 640 by 480 or 800 
by 600 pixels, but only 256 colors at 832 
by 624 or 1024 by 768 pixels. On the 
other hand, a choice of refresh rates 
means you avoid the problem of flicker. 
As with the 3400, the 2400c’s video circuit 
supports either single or mirrored display, 
although mirror mode runs only in 80 by 
600 pixels; consequently, the 2400c can 
drive older 640-by-480-pixel projection 
panels only with its LCD turned off. 

The 2400c’s audio-input plug is a 
standard stereo miniplug that takes line- 
level signals. Since the microphone is 
once again badly placed near the key- 
board and spinning hard drive (the top of 
the screen would be a little better), you’ll 
need to connect an external microphone 
to achieve a decent-sounding record- 



ing. Although Apple says that its Omni 
microphone (included with desktop sys- 
tems) will work with the 2400c, the out- 
put level is too low for satisfactory results. 
The simplest solution is MicNotePad 
Lite from Nirvana Research {moof.com/ 
nirvana/^, an audio recording program 
that includes an input-boost feature that 
is adequate for many standard micro- 
phones. Otherwise you’ll have to build 
an adapter for the Apple PlainTalk micro- 
phone (see “The All-Purpose Power- 
Book,” PowerBook Notes, Macworld, Janu- 
ary 1996) so it can work with the 2400c. 

Lacking the 3400c’s internal PCI- 
style slot, the 2400c offers no built-in 
modem or Ethernet, although you can 
add them via a PC Card; 3400c-compati- 
ble cards should work, but check w^ith 
each product’s vendor before buying one. 
Like the 3400c, the 2400c supports Zoom 
video through the low^er PC Card slot. 

One standard PowxrBook “port” is 
missing from the 2400’s lineup, how^ev- 
er — a security slot for locking the com- 
puter to a table or desk. 

Keyboard Contortions 

The 2400c was originally designed for 
the Japanese market, w here few' people 
touch-type. As a result, the 2400’s tiny 
keyboard poses some ergonomic chal- 
lenges. At 87 percent of standard size, it 
is distincdy smaller than the Duo’s, which 
is only 5 percent smaller than a standard- 
size keyboard. 

I’ve never had trouble switching 
between a Duo and a desktop keyboard, 
but the 2400c is another matter. Although 
I am able to touch-type on the 2400c, my 
fingers feel much happier on a Duo key- 
board. Your experience may vary, of 
course; nvo-fmger typists seem to have 
less trouble with crowded keys. Posing 



another usability quirk, the keyboard lies 
flat — tliere’s no mechanism for tilting up 
the rear of the computer. 

On the positive side, the 2400c does 
have function keys as well as cursor keys 
arranged in an inverted-T pattern, but in 
every other way the keyboard layout falls 
short. To slightly reduce manufacturing 
costs for the U.S. model, Apple and its 
partner IBM Japan used the same key- 
board swdtch positions as those of the 
Japanese version. The result is a scram- 
bled keyboard, the w'orst ever made for a 
Macintosh. The delete, return, and right 
shift keys are not only too small, but each 
is positioned an extra space over to the 
right because Japanese keyboards have an 
extra row of vertical keys. 

Meat’s worse, the cramped keyboard 
dimensions easily could have been avoid- 
ed. The 2400c’s case is actually large 
enough to accommodate a Duo-size key- 
board; its rounded sculpting and the odd 
layout force the smaller keys. It’s a ready- 
made opportunity for a keyboard maker. 

Macworld's Buying Advice 

If you can live with the keyboard’s short- 
comings, you will probably love the 
2400c, despite its high price and the fact 
that you’ll need at least a 32MB RAM 
card. I still consider the Duo a better want- 
ing tool, although the 2400c is unques- 
tionably a much better computer.— cary lu 

RATING: ★★★/S.S PROS: Fast, light- 
weight, and compact; offers all standard ports. 
CONS: Tiny, cramped keyboard with nonstan- 
dard layout. COMPANY: Apple Computer (408/ 
996-1010, www.apple.com). LIST PRICE: 
$3500 as tested (32MB of RAM, 1 .3GB hard drive. 
256K cache). 



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Reuiews 



QuickTime VR Tools 

NEW STITCHING SOFTWARE MAKES VR A REALITY 



A PPLE’S QUICKTIME VR TECH- 
nology lets you create interactive 
panoramic images that make 
viewers’ heads spin, encouraging 
them to explore everything from 
scenic vistas to home interiors. But until 
recently, producing a panorama was vir- 
tual torture. Aside from freeware tools 
(see Media, Macworld, January 1997) that 
yielded disappointing results, the only 
alternative was Apple’s QuickTime VR 
Authoring Tools Suite. 

Three new programs make creating 
QuickTime VR movies virtually painless: 
PictureWorks’ Spin Panorama, Panima- 
tion’s Nodester, and Live Picture’s Pho- 
toVista. Both Spin and Nodester are 
designed specifically for QuickTime VR 
moviemaking; Photo Vista creates movies 
for Live Picture’s RealSpace technolog}^, 
a QuickTime VR competitor, but also lets 
you save movies in QuickTime VR for- 
mat. Apple has also updated its Quick- 
Time VR Authoring Tools Suite. Version 
2.0 isn’t any easier to use than its prede- 
cessor, but it does offer some significant 
features that the other programs lack. 

Photographing in Circles 

The first step in creating a QuickTime 
VR panorama is to take a series of pho- 
tographs. You rotate the camera after each 
shot until you’ve captured 360 degrees, 
allowing some overlap between images 
so the software can stitch them together. 

Of the authoring programs I tested, 
only Nodester can control a camera dur- 
ing the photography phase. Nodester 
includes plug-in modules for Apple’s 
QuickTake 100 and 150 (but not the 200), 
for Polaroid’s PDC-2000, and for a 
QuickTime-compatible video-digitizing 
card. Witli these plug-ins, you can snap 
an image by clicking the mouse button — 
handy if you have a PowerBook tethered 
to your camera. Panimation plans to make 
plug-ins for additional cameras available 
from its Web site. 

Importing and TWeaking 

After you’ve shot an image sequence, you 
import the images into your QuickTime 
VR authoring program. Nodester and 
Apple’s suite require source images in 



PICT format; PhotoVista and Spin 
import additional formats, such as JPEG. 

Nodester, Spin, and PhotoVista 
provide a workspace in which you spec- 
ify source images, stitch them, and save 
them as finished panoramas (see “Spin 
Doctoring”). PhotoVista, Nodester, and 
the Apple tools require you to specify the 
focal length of the lens you used or the 
images’ field of view. With presets for 
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toVista (bottom) give you an interactive workspace 
in which you build your VR panoramas. 

mats, PhotoVista has the edge over 
Nodester — choose your camera, and 
PhotoVista sets the technical details 
for you. Spin doesn’t require you to enter 
any lens or field-of-view information: 
you just specify the folder containing 
the source images. Unfortunately, you 
pay for this simplicity later in the 
production process. 

Depending on how your camera was 
oriented during the photography phase, 
you may need to rotate the source images 
90 degrees. PhotoVista, Nodester, and 
Apple’s suite let you rotate all the images 
automatically; with Spin, you have to 
rotate the images one at a time. 



Nodester is unique among the pro- 
grams in providing a built-in image editor 
that you can use to tweak an imported 
photo. The editor’s tools — an airbrush, 
paintbrushes, and a rubber-stamp tool — 
are limited, but it’s perfect for simple 
retouching, such as removing a telephone 
pole or other intrusions. 

A Stitch in QuickTime 

In the stitching phase, QuickTime VR 
software blends the source images into a 
seamless panorama. All the programs 
except Spin handle this process automat- 
ically by identifying areas of overlap, then 
combining the images at those points. 

You can also fine-tune the correlation 
process manually. PhotoVista ’s manual- 
stitching features are the best — you drag 
one image until it overlaps its neighbor 
precisely, or use the arrow keys to nudge 
the image in single-pixel increments. 
Nodester doesn’t let you drag images; you 
have to press the arrow keys or click on 
arrow buttons in the Nodester window. 
At least Nodester lets you reverse an 
action; PhotoVista lacks an Undo com- 
mand. But PhotoVista is the only pro- 
gram that offers a convenient “preview 
stitch” mode, which performs a fast, low- 
resolution stitch you can use to check 
your lens and correlation settings. 

With Spin, manual stitching is your 
only option. You tell Spin where images 
overlap by positioning four sets of control 
points for each — a time-consuming, 
labor-intensive job. This shortcoming 
alone makes Spin unsuitable for high-vol- 
ume QuickTime VR production. 

Saving and Compressing 

The result of a stitching session is a very 
wide image file containing the panorama. 
All the programs tested let you save this 
file for printing or for subsequent tweak- 
ing in an image-editing program. 

Nodester’s unique built-in image edi- 
tor also comes in handy for working with 
stitched panoramas; besides basic editing, 
you can resize a panorama (handy when 
you want to create small VR movies for 
fast Web downloading) and sharpen it. 
Nodester’s fine-tuning features are also by 
far the easiest to use: simply navigate to 
the portion of the panorama you want to 
be visible, and click on the Set button. 
With Apple’s crude tools, you must cal- 
culate and enter these settings manually. 

After stitching the images, you save 
the panorama as a VR movie. Nodester 



52 November 1 997 MACWORLD 




The QTVR Panorama: Four New Development Tools 



QuickTime VR Authoring 

Nodester PhotoVista Tools Suite 2.0 Spin Panorama 



Company 


Panimation 


Live Picture 


Apple Computer 


PictureWorks 


Star Rating 


★ ★★★/8.0 


★ ★★★/7.8 


★ ★★★/7.8 


★ ★★/6.9 


Price 


SI 69.00 


S129.00 


$395.00 


$99.95 


Phone 


407/599-9697 


408/438-9610 


408/996-1010 


510/855-2001 


Web address 


www.panimation, com 


WWW. livepicture. com 


www.apple.com 


www.pictureworks. com 


Pros 


Excellent control over movie 
output; built-in image editor; 
powerful feature set. 


Inexpensive; fast; small memory 
footprint; RealSpace panoramas 
are compact. 


Unmatched feature set; support for 
multiple-node movies; full support 
for QuickTime VR 2.0. 


Inexpensive; easy to use. 


Cons 


Limited support for 
cameras and lenses; no 
printed manual. 


Poor QuickTime VR export; 
no Undo command. 


Extremely difficult to learn and use; 
expensive. 


No automatic stitching; minimal 
control over final movie. 



and the Authoring Tools Suite give you 
the greatest control over the finished 
movie; for instance, you can specify the 
portion of the panorama you want to be 
visible when the movie opens, as well as 
its initial zoom settings. PhotoVista and 
Spin don’t allow such adjustments. 

Apple’s tools and Nodester are also 
the only programs that let you choose the 
compression scheme for the final movie. 
The Cinepak compressor is popular for 
QuickTime VR work, although Apple’s 
latest QuickTime VR browser plug-ins 
also support JPEG, which allows for 
smaller (and therefore faster-download- 
ing) movie files. A Cinepak-compressed 
VR movie might range from 180K to 
1MB, while a JPEG-compressed movie 
can be around 50K. 

PhotoVista is designed for creating 
movies in Live Picture’s RealSpace for- 
mat, which uses JPEG compression 
exclusively for nice, compact panoramas. 
When you save a Photo\Tsta panorama 
in QuickTime VR format, however, it 
uses Cinepak compression — resulting in 
significantly larger files. Another advan- 
tage of Real Space over the current ver- 
sion of QuickTime VR is tliat a Web site’s 
visitors can begin navigating a panorama 
almost immediately while it’s download- 
ing, and it supports spherical panoramas 
(which let users look straight up and 
douTi). But there’s a catch: to view Real- 
Space movies, your site’s visitors must 
download and install the RealSpace 
browser plug-in. Apple’s QuickTime 
plug-in, by comparison, is included with 
Netscape Navigator 3.0 and later as well 
as with QuickTime for Windows, mak- 
ing it nearly ubiquitous. 

Nodester and Apple’s authoring tools 



let you create clickable hot spots tliat take 
users to other Web pages or VR movies. 
(Neither PhotoWista nor Spin supports 
hot spots.) Nodestefs hot-spot editor 
is particularly easy to use: just draw the 
hot spot and type a URL. But Apple’s 
product is the only one that lets you 
create a multiple-node VR movie — a sin- 
gle movie file that contains multiple 
panoramas linked via hot spots. (Multi- 
ple-node movies tend to be too large for 
Web distribution and are typically limit- 
ed to CD-ROMs.) 

Performance and /\Aemory 

Correlating and stitching a dozen or more 
images into a navigable panorama is a 
complicated job that requires a fair 
amount of memory and processing 
punch. Of the programs tested, Photo- 
Vista has the humblest system require- 
ments — it runs in a mere 1.8MB. Spin’s 
suggested memory allocation is 12MB, 
Nodester’s is about 16MB, and Apple’s 
suite needs a colossal 40MB. 

PhotoVista is the fastest of the pro- 
grams that stitch automatically, but 
Nodester is no slouch — its performance 
was quite satisfactory on a 200MHz 603 e- 
based machine. As for Apple’s tools, per- 
formance is less of an issue because the 
software doesn’t provide the highly inter- 
active user interfaces of the other three 
programs; you create a script and run it, 
then go off and do other things while the 
software prepares your movie. 

Macworld's Buying Advice 

For creating single-node QuickTime VR 
movies, you can’t beat Panimation’s 
Nodester. Although it lacks a printed 
manual and could use more tips and back- 



ground information, it has a smooth, effi- 
cient user interface and offers far more 
control over the VR development process 
than either Spin or PhotoVista. Picture- 
Works’ Spin is suitable for casual Quick- 
Time VR tinkering on slower machines, 
but its lack of automatic stitching and 
minimal output options make it unusable 
for serious VR work. Apple’s QuickTime 

Authoring Tools Suite remains the 
only option for making multiple-node 
movies and for taking advantage of the 
advanced capabilities of QuickTime VR 
2.0. This package is still difficult to use, 
however — expect to invest many hours 
getting up to speed with it. PhotoVista is 
an excellent choice if you want to create 
panoramas for the RealSpace technology, 
though the advantages of RealSpace over 
QuickTime VR are outweighed by the 
need to download a plug-in to view the 
panoramas; after all, what good is having 
smaller, progressively downloading VR 
files if your site’s visitors don’t download 
and install a plug-in to view them? 

Although PhotoVista, Nodester, and 
Spin make creating VR movies easier than 
ever, there’s still room for improvement. 
I’d like to see a gamma-adjustment option 
that lets you lighten a panorama for bet- 
ter display on Windows machines. And 
for Web movies. I’d like an option to 
specify a target file size and have the pro- 
gram automatically adjust compression 
and scaling options to arrive at that size. 

But overall, the new generation of 
development tools is a dream come true 
for anyone who wanted to make Quick- 
Time VR movies but was intimidated 
by Apple’s developer-oriented tools. 
Approachable, affordable QuickTime VR 
development is finally a reality.— jim heid 



www.macworld.com November 1997 53 





ReuMs 



AppleShare IP 5.0 

SERVER SOFTWARE IS A JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES, 
FASTER THAN NONE 



T he latest version of apple’s 
server software lets a Mac OS file 
server wear many hats. In addition 
to acting as a standard file server, 
AppleShare IP 5.0 serves up Web 
pages, delivers files via FTP, and distrib- 
utes Internet mail. More important, it 
adopts TCP/IP as a full-fledged Mac 
communications protocol. (The print 
sender is the only component of version 
5.0 that’s still AppleTalk-only.) The send- 
er software still speaks AppleTalk, so it’s 
fully compatible with e.xisting Mac net- 
works, but TCP/IP support means it can 
share files, mail, and Web pages with PCs 
and Unix workstations as well. 

Unfortunately, version 5.0’s file serv^er 
is scarcely fiister than its predecessor, 
AppleShare 4.2.1, and woefully slow com- 
pared with Microsoft Windows NT Serv- 
er (see “AppleShare IP vs. Windows NT: 
Windows Wins”). As a Web server, Apple- 
Share IP 5.0 holds its own against its main 
Mac competitor, but also comes up short 
compared witli Wndows NT Server. 

What's in the Box 

AppleShare IP actually comprises five 
separate applications — a file server, a Web 
sender, an FTP server, a POP mail server, 
and a print ser\'er — along with a nice col- 
lection of bundled software. All five pro- 
grams are tightly integrated via Open- 
Doc; for example, you can set privileges 
for Web, file, and FTP access from a sin- 
gle window, and move between manage- 
ment applications via a button or menu. 

Although AppleShare’s interface has 
been updated to provide easy administra- 
tion and full integration among compo- 
nents, the package has a few blemishes 
leftover from previous versions. You still 
can’t manage multiple AppleShare servers 
from a single Mac, or split AppleShare 
IP’s applications among several Macs; you 
can’t administer a ser\'er remotely w ithout 
Apple Remote Access or Farallon’s Tim- 
buktu; and despite support for TCP/IP- 
based services, you can’t perform any 
management tasks \ia TCP/IP. 

To use AppleShare IP, you need a 
PowerPC-based Mac, System 7.6 (includ- 
ed) or greater, and 32MB of RAM. 



No Cobwebs Here 

The ability to serve Web pages from a 
Mac is nothing new, but AppleShare IP is 
Apple’s first attempt at commercial Web- 
server software. It’s also the first Mac 
implementation to combine a Web serv- 
er with a file server. 

Apple’s Web server allows you to 
store entire Web sites on a local work- 
group server with an Internet connection. 
You can make the server accessible from 
wtithin your organization just as you 
would a file server; that way, users can 
publish their own Web pages by dropping 
HTML and graphics files into a folder 




integrated Admin AppleShare IP Manager pro- 
vides status information on the server's components; 
the three buttons launch applications that configure 
server functions. 

on the server. Although you can add fea- 
tures to die Web server with commercial 
and shareware CGIs, AppleShare IP 5.0 
doesn’t support StarNine WebStar-com- 
patible plug-ins. (Version 5.5 should sup- 
port plug-ins, according to Ajiple.) 

Apple isn’t marketing AppleShare as a 
full-fledged Web server, but tests show 
that AppleShare IP gives WebStar a run 
for its money. WebStar 2.0 and Apple- 
Share IP topped out at 108 and 109 con- 
nections, respectively, with AppleShare IP 
in the lead up to a client load of 56. Win- 
dows NH" Sender’s built-in Internet Infor- 
mation Server, on the other hand, easily 
handled 840 connections per second with 
60 clients connecting. These results are 
encouraging for administrators looking to 
avoid dedicating a server to Web access. 



but it’s important to remember that 
adding file-server and other chores to an 
AppleShare IP server will slow' things 
down if you hav^e a bus}^ site. 

File Server Face-Lift 

The most important new feature in 
AppleShare IP 5.0 — TCP/IP-based file- 
sender access — is relatively transparent. 
Whether using AppleTalk or TCP/IP, 
users mount server volumes from the 
familiar Chooser or by creating aliases 
that point to shared volumes, just as with 
previous versions of AppleShare. Admin- 
istrators have it just as easy: once the serv- 
er’s TCP/IP connection is configured, 
there’s no need to make a distinction 
between AppleTalk and TCP/IP privi- 
leges. TCP/IP support also allow^s Apple 
senders to comply wdth the corporate 
requirement that sen'ers support indus- 
try-standard protocols. 

To test AppleShare IP’s file-sending 
capabilities, w'e compared it to its prede- 
cessor, AppleShare 4.2.1, and to its most 
formidable competitor in the PC market- 
place, Windows NT Server. Using the 
fastest workgroup server available, with 
plenty of memory and storage (to prevent 
inadequate hardware from bogging down 
the server software), we ran the NetBench 
suite to simulate the impact of up to 60 
clients connecting to and transferring files 
from the server. We also tested a similar- 
ly configured Windows NT server. 

AppleShare IP using AppleTalk was 
slightly slower than AppleShare 4.2.1. 
TCP/IP-based file transfers w'ere faster 
than those done over AppleTalk, but only 
by 17 percent at a client load of 52 (where 
TCP/IP speed maxed out). In compari- 
son, Windows NT Server was almost five 
times faster than AppleShare IP when 
both were running at their peak speeds. 

While TCP/IP-based file transfers 
from an AppleShare IP server to Mac 
clients are faster than file transfers over 
AppleTalk, the fact that TCP/IP uses 
larger data packets means it can’t over- 
come the bottlenecks created by die Mac 
OS itself. Because Windows NT Ser\der 
uses its oudR AppleTalk stack to communi- 
cate with Mac clients, TCP/IP doesn’t 
account for the ser\^er’s stellar perfor- 
mance in our tests; rather, the serv'er’s 
superior file and I/O systems are respon- 
sible for its success. This debunks the 
myth that AppleTalk is an insurmountable 
obstacle to speedy server perfonnance. 
continues 



54 November 1 997 MACWORLD 





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On the other hand, if you use your file 
server primarily to move large files to and 
from a few users* Macs, AppleShare IP 
over TCP/IP may offer a speed boost 
over AppleTalk-based AppleShare. When 
we copied a 50MB file from the Apple- 
Share IP server to a Power Computing 
PowerCenter 120 client, TCP/IP per- 
formed 86 percent faster than AppleTalk. 

New and Old Server Tools 

Like file sharing, AppleShare IP’s FTP 
server gives users access to a directory of 
files. Server administrators can use the 
same user and group privileges available 
from the file and Web servers to grant 
FTP access, and can make server folders 
accessible via file sharing or FTP. Several 
stand-alone Mac FTP servers are avail- 
able, including Maxum Development’s 
Rumpus, but AppleShare IP’s integration 
of FTP with other services sets it apart. 
Besides being familiar to most Internet 
users, FTP has the advantage of being 
platform-independent — all you need is an 
FTP client and an Internet connection. 

Stand-alone e-mail applications often 
perform poorly from a file server, or 
actually conflict with AppleShare. Apple- 
Share IP addresses this problem with 
its own mail-server software. Based on 
Claris OfficeMail, the soft- 
ware supports both LAN- 
based (AppleTalk) and Inter- 
net (POP) e-mail. Users can 
retrieve their AppleTalk e-mail 
with Claris Emailer 2.0, in- 
cluded with AppleShare IP, 
and their Internet mail from 
any Mac or PC POP client 
(including Emailer). Adding a 
user account is as simple as 
pulling down a menu and typ- 
ing the user’s name. E-mail, 
file-server, and Web-server 
accounts are all managed from 
the same application. 

Another AppleShare com- 
ponent, the print server, hasn’t 
changed much since version 
4.2.1. The AppleTalk-only 
spooler does sport a new. 

Desktop Printers-inspired in- 
terface, however. 



corporate workgroups that want to use a 
Mac server to publish on the Internet or 
want to support PC users. The integrat- 
ed file, Web, FTP, and mail services will 
allow some companies to forgo the pur- 
chase of dedicated server hardware and 
software for e-mail or the Web. 

TCP/IP-based file access is the 
biggest boon to workgroups and depart- 
ments within large companies. Because 
AppleShare supports FTP, departments 
can share files with PC users in the office 
or make them available to the public. 
Using the bundled AppleShare Client for 
Windows (Windows 3.1) or COPSTalk, 
Cooperative Printing Solutions’ Apple- 
Talk client software for Windows 95 (see 
Reviews^ November 1996), Windows users 
can even mount AppleShare volumes. 
E-mail access through any POP client is 
also completely cross-platform. 

The Shape of Things to Come 

A few of AppleShare IP’s deficiencies 
should be corrected in version 5.5 (slated 
for release this winter). Along with sup- 
port for WAPI, the Web server plug-in 
architecture developed by StarNine, the 
update will support the IMAP mail stan- 
dard and LDAP directory services. Apple 
also plans to move toward a browser- 



based interface, which would allow 
greater management flexibility as well as 
remote administration. Version 5.5 won’t 
be completely browser-based, but features 
such as Users & Groups management 
should be. And when Rhapsody is 
released, AppleShare IP will likely 
become even more focused on TCP/IP 
and browser-based management. 

Macworld's Buying Advice 

If you’re counting on AppleShare IP to 
speed up your network or fend off a move 
toward Windows NT Server, you may be 
disappointed. But if you like the idea of a 
multifunction Internet server and appre- 
ciate Apple’s elegant integration and sim- 
ple server administration, AppleShare IP 
may be just what your workgroup or small 
office needs.— SHELLY brisbin 



RATING: PROS: TCP/IP-bascd 

file sharing; elegant interface; good Integration 
among applications. CONS: Disappointing per- 
formance; AppleTalk-only print server, no remote 
administration. COAAPANY: Apple Computer (408/ 
996-101 0, appleshareip.apple.com/appleshareip/ 
mdex.html). LIST PRICE: For 5 clients $799; for 
50 clients $1349; for unlimited clients $1999. 




AppleShare IP vs. Windows NT: Windows Wins 



•Windows NT Server 
""AppleShare 4.2.1 



•AppleShare IP 5.0: AppleTalk 
•AppleShare IP 5.0: TCP/IP 




Who Needs AppleShare? 

AppleShare IP is more than an 
upgrade to a file-server appli- 
cation; it’s a long-awaited solu- 
tion for small businesses and 



Behind Our Tests The NetBench suite is designed to stress a file server by simulating heavy dient activity. To test 
AppleShare, we used an Apple Workgroup Server 9650/233 with 128MB of RAM and two 4GB 
Seagate drives arranged In a software-controlled RAID 0 array. We connected the server, along with 
60 AAac client machines running System 7.5.5, to a 100BaseT Ethernet network and installed Open 
Transport 1.1.2 and AppleShare client 3.7 on each client. (For the AppleShare 4.2.1 test, we used 
AppleShare client 3.6.) This high-powered server and network configuration ensured that any speed 
bottlenecks would be caused not by the server or the network, but by the software being tested. 
We assembled a similar PC configuration (HP Netserver E-40 with two 2GB Seagate disk drives, 
arranged In a software-controlled Level 0 RAID) to test Windows NT Server. — MacUser Labs 
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Internet Content Filters 



CYBERPATROL, SURFWATCH, X-STOP AREN'T FOOLPROOF 



A lthough the v\tb can be a 
great educational resource, it also 
provides easy access to sites inap- 
propriate for kids. Content-filter- 
ing tools help by blocking access 
to sites, letting you more readily give chil- 
dren unmonitored access to the Web. 

Three filter products — Microsys- 
tems' CyberPatrol 2.0, SpyGlass’s Surf- 
Watch 3.0, and Log-On Data's X-Stop 
1.0 — block Internet access by using site 
lists, word filters, and content categories. 
Each company maintains its own propri- 
etar}' lists of “bad” sites and content trig- 
gers, which you can modify as needed. 




Censored CyberPatrol monitors Web use with 
selective categories, filters for multiple users, and 
control access based on total usage and time of day. 

Basic Blocks 

All three products ship with a set of basic 
filters, geared to block unsuitable sites 
and to prevent search-engine queries of 
blatantly inappropriate terms. But none 
of the products work to their full poten- 
tial until you update the filters via the ven- 
dor's online service. Each vendor main- 
tains an up-to-date list of barred sites and 
services. Keep in mind that you must pay 
for updates after the first year, and 
CyberPatrol even charges for updates 
during the first year of use. 

SurfVV^atch updates its filters every 
time you reboot, and CyberPatrol lets you 
click on a button in its administration 
panel to get the latest updates. X-Stop, 
however, requires you to download filters 
from a Web site, then decompress and 
manually e.vecute the updater. Surf- 
Watch's automatic approach is the most 
foolproof, and you can get updates on 
demand between reboots. CyberPatrol 



and X-Stop, though, require that you 
periodically update the filters yourself, a 
chore that can be easily neglected. 

In addition to using filter updates, 
each product lets you adjust the filtering 
controls. With SurfWatch and CyberPa- 
trol, you can engage broad filter cate- 
gories, such as sexually explicit, gambling, 
and violence; CyberPatrol's list of 16 cat- 
egories gives you finer control than Surf- 
Watch's list of 4. Both also let you block 
access to Internet Relay Chat (IRC), par- 
ticularly important because the interac- 
tive nature of IRC makes it easy for kids 
to divulge information about themselves. 
SurfM^atch only gives you all-or-nothing 
blocking, while CyberPatrol lets you 
block based on chat-group names or trig- 
ger words that may occur in inappropri- 
ate discussions. X-Stop lacks both catego- 
ry controls and IRC blocking. 

Customize Your Control 

Each product lets you add to the list of 
blocked sites and words. Both CyberPa- 
trol and SurfWatch have a clear, intelli- 
gent interface for this function. X-Stop 
uses a clunky dialog box that only lets 
you make blind changes — you can't see 
changes you've already made. 

Other Internet services, such as FTP 
sites and certain online games, can deliv- 
er material just as harmful as what a child 
might find in a Web browser. All the 
products provide name-level protection 
for other services: if the site name is on 
the exclusion list, access to any service at 
the site is blocked. CyberPatrol includes 
the ability to content-check other ser- 
vices, including games and applications, 
preventing even the downloading of de- 
compression utilities. 

Beyond its filtering capabilities, 
CyberPatrol offers two other useful fea- 
tures. Multiple password-protected filters 
let you tailor protection for a particular 
age group or individual. CyberPatrol also 
lets you limit access based on total usage 
or times of the day. With SurfWatch’s 
default home page, the Yahooligan’s Web 
site, you can abandon filtering altogether, 
in favor of a search engine that permits 
access only to previously inspected and 
cleared sites. 



Setting Up Your Sitter 

SurfWatch includes a concise printed 
manual with sections such as trouble- 
shooting, and convenient online help. 
X-Stop's user manual contains all the 
essential information, but its coverage of 
both PC and Mac platforms makes it con- 
fusing. The disk lacks an installer, and the 
package lacks both online documentation 
and troubleshooting aids. CyberPatrol 
forgoes printed documentation altogeth- 
er, providing only an online guide. 

Macworld's Buying Advice 

All the products lived up to filtering expec- 
tations, staying out of the way except when 
necessary to block access. For the most 
convenient and foolproof blocking, Surf- 
Watch is hard to beat. Its automatic up- 
dates and simple category-based filtering 
are easy to understand and maintain. If you 
need more control, or need to provide fil- 
tering for various individuals or age levels, 
go for CyberPatrol. X-Stop works well at 
filtering but lacks both the control and 
convenience features of the other prod- 
ucts. Its low price, though, includes a year 
of daily filter updates.— mel beckman 



CyberPatrol 2.0 

RATING: ★★★★/8.0 PROS: Large num- 
ber of filter categories; multiple-user support: fine 
control of filtering options. CONS: No printed 
documentation; filter updates aren't automatic; 
charge for first year of weekly updates. COM- 
PANY: Microsystems Software (508/879-9000, 
www.microsys.com). LIST PRICE: $29.95; 
weekly updates $29.95 per year. 

SurfWatch 3.0 

RATING: PROS: Excellent 

documentation; automatic filter updates; catego- 
ry-based filter controls. CONS: All-or-nothing 
block on IRC. COMPANY: Spyglass Software (415/ 
948-95(X), www.surfwatch.com). LIST PRICE: 
$49.95; includes one year of daily updates. 

X-Stop 1,0 

RATING: ★★★/6.0 PROS: Reliable opera- 
tion; low overall cost. CONS: Filter updates are 
not automatic; no category filters; clumsy filter 
update Interface. COMPANY: Log-On Data 
(714/577-4929. www.xstop.com). LIST PRICE: 
$39.95; includes one year of daily updates. 



58 November 1 997 MACWORLD 




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U NTIL RECENTLY, GRAPHIC ART- 
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wax printers for all their color 
output needs. After all, in terms 
of quality, a dye-sub’s print was almost 
indistinguishable from a photograph, and 
having thermal-wax capabilities in the 
same printer meant you could produce 
cheap and easy proofs, moving on to the 
more expensive, higher-quality dye-sub 
prints only for color comps. 

Although the near-photo quality of 
expensive dye-sublimation printers hasn’t 
changed, the color output from lowly ink- 
jet printers has improved almost beyond 
belief in the last year. Since the price of 
dye-sub printers (and their consumables) 
has remained high, many graphic artists — 
and others who need high-quality color 
output — have opted for top-notch color 
ink-jets instead. 

Fargo Electronics hopes to win back 
the dye-sub/diermal-wax faithful with the 
PrimeraPro Elite, successor to the popu- 




lar PrimeraPro. The PrimeraPro Elite 
offers both CMY dye-sub output and 
CMYK thermal-wax prints, and delivers 
them both at faster speeds than its prede- 
cessor. Even better news: for profession- 
als who need in-house color proofing and 
final output that doesn’t cost a fortune, 
the PrimeraPro Elite costs less than half 
as much as Fargo’s top-rated Pictura 310. 

Fargo has also improved the printer’s 
resolution from that of the Primera- 
Pro. The printer defaults to 300 by 300 
dpi, but you can adjust it to 600 by 300 dpi 



via the Page Setup dialog box. The 
PrimeraPro Elite automatically switches 
between its parallel and serial port, 
but offers no Ethernet connection. An 
optional PostScript Level 2 package 
is slated to be available soon, although 
pricing was not set at press time. 

Unacceptable Quality 

Despite all of Fargo’s good intentions 
with faster speed and improved resolu- 
tion, one fact stands out: the quality of 
the PrimeraPro Elite’s dye-sub prints 
remains below par. Some of it is the fault 
of the composite black of its CMYO 
ribbon: when printing Macworld Lab’s 
QuarkXPress test document, the Pri- 
meraPro Elite’s text was more reddish- 
brown than true black. (The O stands 
for the clear overlay — FotoShield in Fargo 
parlance — which helps protect dye- 
sub prints from fading UV rays, finger- 
prints, and other hazards.) The quasi 
black also lessened the overall quality of 
the PrimeraPro Elite’s Adobe Photoshop 




test image, which lacked vibrancy as 
well as contrast in shadowed areas. 

The real letdown, though, came in 
the illustration test, a Macromedia Free- 
Hand document. Although its colors were 
bright and relatively true to those of the 
original, the image suffered from exces- 
sive ghosting and the bleeding of image 
elements into surrounding areas. This 
flaw in the dye-sub output is particularly 
egregious when output samples are com- 
pared with the best-quality prints from 
the Epson Stylus 800 — a printer that costs 



one-quarter the price of the PrimeraPro 
Elite (see “The Proof Is in the Printing”). 

Simple Consumables 

Whether operating in dye-sub or ther- 
mal-wax mode, the PrimeraPro Elite 
transfers color to the page via a roll of 
color ribbon resembling plastic wrap. 
Installing the ribbon is as easy as pie: you 
drop the ribbon and its take-up spool into 
a plastic caddy, and put the whole thing 
into the printer. The PrimeraPro Elite 
ships with two caddies — one for dye- 
sub and one for thermal-wax — to make 
switching ribbons a snap, even at midroll. 




The PrimeraPro Elite comes with 
sufficient dye-sublimation paper and 
CYMO ribbon for 10 “A4 extended” let- 
ter-size prints. CYMO ribbons for 50 
prints cost $111.95; a 50-sheet pack 
of dye-sub paper costs $52.95. Supplies 
for lower-quality thermal-wax proofs 
are cheaper: four-color ribbons cost 
$45; paper costs $9.95 for 200 standard 
pages, or $21.95 for 200 sheets of thicker 
premium stock. 

AAacworld’s Buying Advice 

As we stressed the last time Maavo?‘ld 
rated dye-sublimation printers (see “Full- 
Proof Printers,” January 1996), speed is 
important in this product class, but out- 
put quality is paramount. And although 
the PrimeraPro Elite is faster and less 
cosdy tlian Fargo’s Editors’ Choice-win- 
ning Pictura 310, die PrimeraPro Elite’s 
print quality falls so far below basic expec- 
tadons for a dye-sub printer that 1 can’t 
recommend it.— suzanne courteau 

RATING: ★★/3.8 PROS: Full-bleed letter- 
size prints: inexpensive for dye-sub/thermal-wax 
combo; knowledgeable technical-support staff. 
CONS: Unacceptable dye-sub prints. COAAPA- 
NY: Fargo Electronics (61 2/941 -9470. www.fargo 
.com). LIST PRICE: S2195. 



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T hree digital photo print- 
ers claim to transform electronic 
photo files into hard-copy mas- 
terpieces that rival photographs: 
Panasonic’s TruPhoto Printer, 
Fujifilm’s NC-2 DigitalA^deo Printer, 
and Fargo’s FotoFun Digital Color Photo 
Printer. Although these printers aren’t as 
messy and time-consuming as traditional 
developing techniques, only one of them 
approaches the quality you’d expect from 
a photo studio. And don’t be fooled — 
even though there’s no charge for film 
with digital cameras, the special photo 
paper evens out the cost. 




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left), and Panasonic TruPhoto. 



Picture Perfect? 

Thanks to ample documentation and 
easy-to-follow directions, we had each of 
the three printers up and running in less 
than six minutes. To compare output 
quality, we printed a colorful 300-dpi 
scanned image and a 128-dpi shot from an 
Olympus D-200L digital camera (see 
“Snap It,” in this issue). Not surprisingly, 
higher-resolution scanned images pro- 
duced better-looking prints than low-res- 
olution digital camera images, which 
looked fuzzy compared with prints from 
a typical photo lab, even after we resam- 
pled snapshots to match the printer’s 
postcard-size paper. Only the 300-dpi 
scanned images produced pleasing prints 
that mirrored the quality of traditional 
photographs. 

Of the three devices, the FotoFun 
offers the best-quality pictures: its colors 
are bright yet not garish, its hues appear 
almost identical to those of on-screen 
images, and subtle tonal details in high- 



light and shadow areas are clearly visible 
in each print. Even with lower-resolution 
digital-camera shots, the FotoFun ’s prints 
appeared sharper and more vivacious than 
the NC-2’s and TruPhoto ’s results. An- 
other FotoFun perk is its unique ability 
to bleed images off the edge of the paper. 

Ready, Set, Print 

The FotoFun is housed in a drab putty- 
colored box the size of an old telephone. 
Sure, the AC adapter looks like a brick on 
a leash and the printer growls like a bob- 
cat, but the results are worth the three- 
minute wait. However, it’s not as easy as 
you may think — loading the FotoFun 
takes practice. To begin, you press a lever 
that pops open the printer; unwrap one 
of the tinsel-thin ribbons — a tricky task if 
you want to avoid wrinkling it; insert the 
ribbon spool into a spring-loaded sprock- 
et; then shut the printer. Refill kits for 36 
additional prints cost $40. 

Unlike the FotoFun, the NC-2 and 
the TruPhoto share similar thermal print- 
ing technology. They don’t use ink, toner, 
or ribbons but instead rely on heat-sensi- 
tive printing paper (packets of 20 sheets 
sell for $15). The paper, packed in a light- 
tight bag to avoid fogging, shouldn’t be 
exposed to light for more than five min- 
utes. Both printers load in the same easy 
manner: open a front panel, insert the 
paper, and click the panel shut. 

Aesthetically, the NC-2 and the Tru- 
Photo are similar, except that the Tru- 
Photo’s case is blue and the NC-2’s is 
black; each takes up about as much space 
on your desk as an answering machine. 
The only other difference is that the 
NC-2 unit sports controls that allow you 
to nab live and still shots from a cam- 
corder, VCR, or TV. As long as the NC-2 
is connected to one of these devices, you 
also have access to on-screen menus that 
let you determine the orientation and posi- 
tion of the picture and give you the option 
to print up to 16 thumbnails per sheet. 

Because all three printers need four 
passes to produce a single image, printing 
can be tedious. Lacking a controller to 
process print jobs, they all rely on the Mac 
to do the bulk of the grunt work. Theo- 
retically, the more powerful your Mac, the 



quicker the job. Shots emerged from the 
FotoFun and the NC-2 in less than three 
minutes — a full 60 seconds ahead of Pana- 
sonic’s TruPhoto. 

Despite their transparent UV coat- 
ing, prints from these models fade soon- 
er than an ordinary photograph would. 
Our advice: preserve prints by storing 
them in an album and avoiding bright 
rooms and fluorescent lights. 

AAacworld's Buying Advice 

With Fargo’s FotoFun printer, dreaming 
up fun projects is part of the thrill. 
Simple printouts can become promo- 
tional business postcards, birthday party 
invitations with a photo of the guest of 
honor, or custom-made holiday greetings. 
The Fargo and Fujifilm printers cost 
under $700, but whether you’re using 
high-resolution images from a scanner 
or screen-resolution images from a 
digital camera, only the FotoFun pro- 
duces first-rate prints that approach the 
quality of traditional prints from film. If 
money is tight, consider the Panasonic 
TruPhoto, which offers slightly better 
color quality than the Fujifilm NC-2 at a 
price $300 lower.— john goddard 



FotoFun Digital Color Photo Printer 

RATING: PROS; Prints high-res- 

olution images sharply: excellent color saturation; 
small footprint. CONS: Noisy; detailed setup 
required. COMPANY: Fargo (612/941-9470, 
www.fargo.com). COMPANY'S ESTIMATED 
PRICE; $599. 

NC-2 Digital/Video Printer 

RATING: ★★/4.0 PROS: Decent photo 
quality with high-resolution images; captures, 
stores, and prints shots from TV or VCR; prints up 
to 16 images in a single sheet. CONS: Faint 
magenta tint in images. COMPANY: Fujifilm 
(914/789-8100, www.fujif Hm.com) COMPA- 
NY'S ESTIMATED PRICE: $699. 

Panasonic TruPhoto Printer 

RATING: ★★/4.0 PROS: Average photo 
quality with high-resolution images; accurate 
color. CONS: Slow; so-so detail on lower-resolu- 
tion graphics. COMPANY: Panasonic (408/653- 
1888, www.truphoto.com). COMPANY'S ESTI- 
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Illustrator 7.0. Extensis’s Vector- 
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work with Macromedia FreeHand 7; Hot 
Door’s CADtools 1 .0 and Vertigo Tech- 
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functionally focused, offering drafting tools 
and 3-D text capabilities, respectively. 

What's the Vector, Victor? 

The successor to Extensis’s DrawTools 
(see Reviews, February 1 996), VectorTbols 
consists of 1 1 plug-ins for Illustrator and 
FreeHand. VectorNavi gator, VectorLi- 
brary, VectorColor, VectorShape, Vector- 
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Frame (which applies frames to selected 
objects) work in either program; the Vec- 
torObjectStyles and VectorBars (user- 
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ting utility) work only with FreeHand. 
This smart approach addresses the indi- 
vidual needs of both programs without 
introducing redundanc)^ 

Like Adobe Photoshop’s Navigator, 
VectorNavigator displays a small window 
showing your location and can transport 
you across a large document with a single 
click. I experienced some cursor-flicker- 
ing over VectorNavigator’s window, but 
otherwise it worked fine. VectorLibrary 
gives you the convenience of drag-and- 
drop object libraries; you can scroll 
through them by name or by thumbnail, 
keeping frequently used elements or 
image subassemblies close at hand. 

VectorColor’s context-sensitive pal- 
ette lets you edit colors by adjusting indi- 
vidual CMYK values, convert images to 
gray scale, randomly substitute image col- 
ors, produce multitones, and adjust 
brightness and contrast. VectorShape 
produces 3-D effects by projecting art 
objects onto shapes (such as spheres and 
cones) or an editable free-projection 
mesh. It, too, is now a floating palette in 
Illustrator, making the plug-in’s interface 
consistent in both programs. 



The star of VectorTools is Vector- 
MagicWand. Like paint-style wands, it 
selects all paths (objects) that resemble a 
selected path using any combination of 
fill color, stroke or weight, and object area. 
You can define tolerances for each criteri- 
on, but you can’t set separate tolerances 
for individual CMYK values; neither can 
you simply define criteria and select paths. 

Specialized Tools 

Vertigo 3D Words lets you create 3-D 
te.xt objects inside Illustrator. Text objects 
appear in the floating palette’s 3-D work 
area, where you use camera controls to 
fine-tune the te.xt’s appearance — click on 
Apply, and the text objects are trans- 
formed into editable 2-D objects. 3D 




Color Correction Adjusting curves on VectorColor's 
graph turns the cheerleader's gray sweater blue. 



Words automatically arranges the letters 
along a path; you can adjust their track- 
ing, as well as the group’s orientation in 3- 
D space. And it comes with 31 preset 
paths, including one that creates a unique 
3-D path every time you apply it. 

Unfortunately, text objects can’t be 
beveled; you can’t adjust letterspacing 
individually along the path, draw a spe- 
cific path, or edit the presets; and object- 
positioning controls are unwieldy and a 
bit confusing. 3D Words also produces 
only simple colored text and offers a sin- 
gle uneditable light source — it doesn’t 
apply the textures or render the lighting 
effects possible with 3-D modelers or 
text-object generators. Still, for simple 
chores, 3D Words does a nice job. 

CADtools adds 33 drafting tools to 
Illustrator’s tool palette. It can’t replace a 
drafting program — for example, you 



wouldn’t want to draw construction plans 
with it — but for technical illustrations or 
informational graphics, it’s a terrific addi- 
tion to Illustrator. Drawing tools are 
added to existing tool pop-ups, while 14 
dimensioning options (such as angle, arc 
length, and Bezier curvature) are append- 
ed as new pop-ups. 

Included are drafting staples such as 
filleting and chamfering tools, eight label- 
ing options, a tool for drawing walls and 
another for quickly healing the intersec- 
tion of walls, and a Trim tool that’s sharp- 
er than Illustrator’s Scissors. But CAD- 
tools’ utility isn’t limited to drafting — it’s 
sure to find fans among artists as well, 
though it could use a palette for changing 
tool attributes (such as stroke width or 
fillet-tool parameters) on the fly. 

AAacworld's Buying Advice 

Of the three collections, VectorTools is 
the most universally useful in day-to-day 
graphic-arts applications, and it works 
with FreeHand as well as Illustrator. 
However, artists who rely on Illustrator 
will find that CADtools’ cleanly integrat- 
ed drafting tools are a valuable addition to 
their general-use tool sets. And 3D Words, 
despite its limitations, offers a convenient 
way to incorporate 3-D text objects into 
2-D art.— CARLOS domingo martinez 



CADtools 1.0 

RATING; ★★★★/7.1 PROS: Makes draft- 
ing and dimensioning tools readily available with- 
in Illustrator. CONS: Adjusting tool settings is 
inconvenient. COMPANY; Hot Door (562/438- 
0377, www.hotdoor.com). LIST PRICE: $129. 

VectorTools 2.0 

RATING: ★★★★/?. 7 PROS; Good mix of 
useful tools and interface enhancements; excellent 
MagieWand tool. CONS: MagIcWand can't 
define individual CMYK tolerances. COMPANY: 
Extensis (503/274-2020, www.extensi5.com). 
COMPANY'S ESTIMATED PRICE: $99.95. 

Vertigo 3D IWords 1.0 

RATING: ★★★/G.G PROS: Convenient cre- 
ation of 3-D text objects. CONS: No object bevel- 
ing; limited rendering. COMPANY: Vertigo Tech- 
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Web Color Tools 

DITHERBOX, HVS COLORGIF KEEP 
ONLINE IMAGES SLIM 

T he web is no place for high- 
resolution, multimegabyte files; 
Web designers have to think 
small by reducing the number of 
colors in their online images. A 
pair of new utilities — RDG Tools’ Dith- 
erBox 1.0 and Digital Frontiers’ HVS 
ColorGIF 2.0 — help artists pack high- 
quality images into minuscule spaces. 

DitherBox, an Adobe Photoshop 
plug-in, takes the unusual approach of 
expanding your color palette by pattern- 
ing sets of pixels to create new perceived 
colors, expanding the usual Web-safe 
palette of 216 colors to a potential cast of 
thousands. To create a dark-cream back- 
ground for your Web page, for example, 
DitherBox would pair a brown pixel with 
a light-yellow pixel to create a hybrid 
color that, when viewed at normal reso- 
lutions, approximates your chosen shade. 
Because the pattern is composed of Web- 
safe colors, it won’t suffer from dithering. 
Savvy Webmasters have employed a sim- 
ilar technique of creating color grids by 
hand; DitherBox automates this often- 
tedious process. 

Clicking on the RGB-color square in 
DitherBox’s interface window brings up 
Photoshop’s standard color picker; choose 
the color you want, click on the conver- 
sion arrow, and DitherBox creates the 
closest approximation of the RGB value. 
To match colors by hand, you choose col- 
ors from the Web-safe palette and place 
them on the center grid. DitherBox then 
adds the hybrid colors to a collection that 
can be named and saved. 

Digital Frontiers’ HVS ColorGIF 
2.0 — a Photoshop filter and export mod- 
ule — employs the company’s HVS Color 
technology to compress information 
based on how the eye views color. The 
results can be amazing — ^when I exported 
a test image using Adobe’s GIF89a Export 
plug-in, it consumed more than 4600 
bytes of disk space; the same image run 
through HVS ColorGIF weighed in at 
only 1992 bytes. 

Unfortunately, ColorGIF’s power 
comes cloaked in a somewhat confusing 
and button-laden interface, especially 
when compared with the slick appearance 
of BoxTop Software’s PhotoGIF (see die 
feature “Make Your Web Graphics Take 





Different Paths to Smaller GIFs By patterning sets 
of Web-safe colors, DitherBox (top) lets you create 
thousands of dither-proof hybrid colors. HVS Col- 
orGIF 2.0 (bottom) offers superb color compression, 
but its button-laden interface can be confusing. 

Off,” May 1997) or Pantone’s ColorWeb 
(see Reviews, May 1997). 

Macworld’s Buying Advice 

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B EYONDPRESS, THE TOOL OF 
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XPress documents into Web 
pages, gets a more refined inter- 
face, better HTML formatting 
options, and multimedia support in ver- 
sion 3.0. But the big news is that this plug- 
in now does more than convert existing 
QuarkXPress pages into HTML docu- 
ments; it lets you create Web pages from 
scratch within QuarkXPress. The new 
version’s document-conversion tools re- 
main top-notch; however, the authoring 
features are limited and can yield some- 
what unpredictable results. 

BeyondPress 3.0 operates in two 
modes. In Document Conversion Mode, 
the program works as in previous ver- 
sions: you selectively add tc.xt chains and 
graphic elements from your QuarkXPress 
document to the Document Content 
palette, which BeyondPress adds to the 
QuarkXPress interface. You can then drag 
those elements into any order, apply 
HTML style tags, and create links to 
other locTitions within the document or to 
other URLs. You can also drop in addi- 
tional HTML elements before exporting 
the palette’s contents as an HTML docu- 
ment. A helpful new Export Progress 
Palette shows the approximate file size 
and download time, as well as any prob- 
lems BeyondPress encountered while 
exporting the file. 

In the new Authoring mode, you 
don’t pull out individual picture boxes and 
text boxes for conversion; instead, each 
page of your QuarkXPress document 
becomes one Web page. You use Quark- 
XPress’s built-in typographic and page- 
layout tools to create a Web page, placing 
each picture and text box exactly where 
you want it to appear. When you e.xport 
the page, BeyondPress grabs everything 
on it and uses HTML tables to create a 
Web page that closely resembles the one 
you designed in QuarkXPress. 

M^ile the idea of using QuarkXPress 
as a WYSIWYG Web authoring environ- 
ment is appealing, this system has its 
flaws. For e.xample, BeyondPress does an 
impressive job of approximating the orig- 
inal page layout, but it pulls this off by 
spitting out bloated HTML containing 
elaborate, hard-to-edit table grids. Table 




Author, Author! BeyondPress 3.0's Elements 
palette stores images, multimedia files, and chunks of 
HTML that you can drag and drop onto Web pages, 
while the Document Content palette lets you switch 
between Conversion and Authoring modes. 

creation in QuarkXPress is a painstaking, 
laborious task that involves setting up 
properly spaced tabs; some elements don’t 
convert properly; and overlapping picture 
and text boxes produce unpredictable re- 
sults when exported. 

But Astrobyte has done a good job of 
updating BeyondPress to keep up with 
current Web technologies. A new Ele- 
ments palette lets you add live media — 
such as QuickTime movies, Java applets, 
and Shockwave animations — simply by 



dragging them onto a QuarkXPress page. 
Version 3.0 also supports the <font face> 
HTML tag, cascading style sheets, and 
Bitstream’s TrueDoc technology, which 
preserves the fonts used in your Web 
pages. Of course, some of these tech- 
nologies are of limited value to Web 
authors because only certain browsers 
support them; TrueDoc, for example, 
requires Netscape Navigator 4.0. 

Macworld's Buying Advice 

Improved though it is, BeyondPress 3.0 
can’t match a dedicated WYSIWYG 
authoring program for creating new Web 
pages. When it comes to extracting con- 
tent from existing QuarkXPress docu- 
ments, however, BeyondPress remains 
tlie best tool for the job.— Joseph schorr 

RATING: PROS: Strong HTML 

formatting options; lets you create Web pages with- 
in QuarkXPress; supports a variety of media for- 
mats. CONS: Generates needlessly complex HTML; 
can't convert some QuarkXPress elements prop- 
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Reviews 



VivoActive Producer 2.0 

SIMPLE UTILITY BRINGS STREAMING VIDEO TO SMALLER SITES 



V IDEO CLIPS CAN ADD A NEW 
dimension to a Web site, but visitors 
can grow old waiting for huge clips 
to download. Streaming video clips, 
on the other hand, play as they 
download, and playback begins almost im- 
mediately. One tool for creating low-band- 
width streaming video and audio is Vivo 
Softu^are’s VivoActive Producer 2.0, a Power 
Mac-only utility that compresses Quick- 
Time movies into VivoActive format. It’s 
easy to use, the resulting clips play back 
smoothly, and — unlike most other stream- 
ing video formats — ^VivoActive doesn’t re- 
quire that you buy a specialized server to 
dish out your video clips. 

VivoActive Producer is a cinch to use: 
simply select the QuickTime movie you 
want to convert, specify the target deliver)^ 
speed, and click on a button to generate the 
clip. You can select from 2 1 presets offer- 
ing various combinations of data-transmis- 
sion speeds and quality settings. VivoActive 
Producer also lets you batch-compress a 
series of movies and create multiple versions 
of a movie, each designed for a specific de- 
livery speed. The sound and video quality 



is surprisingly good, even at modem speeds. 

Adding VivoActive clips to your Web 
pages is a simple matter of using the HTML 
<embed> tag along with a few attributes. 
(The excellent manual contains some e.xam- 
ples to get you started.) To play the clips, 
your site’s visitors must download and install 




Rather Easy As it compresses a clip, VivoActive 
Producer displays before-and-after views. 



the free VivoActive Player plug-in. 

VivoActive’s biggest competitor is Pro- 
gressive Networks’ RealVideo (206/447- 
0567, UD-ww. real. coni). Progressive gives its 
RealVideo encoder away and throws in an 
Adobe Premiere export module diat lets you 
make RealVideo clips directly within Pre- 
miere and create video slide shows — some- 
thing VivoActive Producer can’t do. And the 
latest versions of the RealVideo encoder 
allow for HTTP streaming, although you 
still need a RealMedia server — starting at 
Si 000 — for reliable results. 

/Wacworld's Buying Advice Ulti- 
mately, RealVideo remains a better choice 
for high-end streaming video. It provides 
a broader array of production options, 
and the ReaLMedia servers offer more reli- 
able streaming in high-volume situations. 
But if your site is relatively small (or on 
an intranet) and you simply want to deliv- 
er streaming versions of your QuickTime 
clips, VivoActive Producer is an e.xcellent 
alternative.— JIM heid 



RATING: ★★★★/7.8 PROS: Easy to use; 
excellent audio and video quality: good documen- 
tation. CONS: Fewer controls than RealVideo; 
expensive. COMPANY: Vivo Software (617/899- 
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AUTOMATIC WEB INFOGRAPHICS 

TOCK TICKERS AND OTHER 
continuously updating information- 
al graphics are a great way to keep 
visitors coming back to your Web 
site, but up till now creating them 
has been a job for experienced program- 
mers. An innovative new program from 
StarNine Technologies is a boon to Web 
designers who want jazzier sites without the 
expense of custom Java or CGI program- 
ming. WebCollage 1.01 makes it easy to 
produce dynamic infographics that update 
themselves as often as you like and, once set 
up, require no further attention. 

You create graphic templates in the 
well-designed WebCollage Editor, which 
looks at first glance like a familiar drawing 
program but sports a palette with tools for 
placing data fields (date and time, informa- 
tion from a URL, or one that runs a script) 
in the template. Once you’ve created the 
fields, the separate WebCollage Assembler 
fills them in by fetching data from the Inter- 
net or any source accessible via AppleScript 
or UserLand Frontier. The Assembler com- 
bines the data with the graphic template, 
saves it all as a GIF file, and uploads it to 




Date Collage WebCollage lets you determine how 
often your graphics will update. This simple display 
updates once a day, just after midnight. 

your Web server via FTP (or if the Assem- 
bler is running on the same machine as your 
Web server, puts it in the server folder). The 
Assembler’s nicely implemented scheduling 
features let it refresh the images at any 
interval you specify. 

Using the Editor’s tool palette, you can 
display the current date and time or pull live 
information from virtually any URL and 
have it display in your graphic. WebCollage 
comes with sample templates for NASDAQ 
stock quotes, weather reports, news dis- 
plays, countdowns, and other graphics. But 
the most interesting tool is the one that 



triggers scripts (though you needn’t be a 
script maven to use WebCollage effective- 
ly; the powerful URL tool may be all you 
need for most dynamic graphics). You can 
use the scripting tool to grab data from 
Claris FileMaker Pro and build an online 
catalog that updates automatically whenev- 
er a price changes. Or you could write a 
script that gathers data from a ClarisWorks 
spreadsheet, graphs the results, and includes 
the graph in the generated GIF file. But 
although the scripting function is useful and 
versatile, assembling via scripts can be slow; 
for faster image a.ssemblies, you’re better off 
using Frontier instead of AppleScript. 

/Wacworld's Buying Advice WebCol- 
lage is a fine addition to a Webmaster’s tool- 
box, but at S249 it costs more than most 
Web authoring programs. If the price were 
low enough to make WebCollage an under- 
SlOO impulse buy, it would be irresistible. 
As it is, it may be a luxury that only those 
with a pressing need for dynamic informa- 
tional graphics can afford.— tom necrino 

RATING: ★★★/e.S PROS: Unique and inno- 
vative; easy to use. CONS: Pricey; building script- 
ed graphics can be time-consuming. COMPANY: 
StarNine Technologies (510/649-4949, www 
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Omnis Studio 

NEW WEB TRICKS FOR AN OLD FAVORITE 

B L\TH INTRODUCED OMNIS MORE 
than a decade ago, when relational 
databases for the Macintosh were 
rare and cross-platform support was 
almost nonexistent. The company is 
now called Omnis Sofmare, and its latest 
offering — Omnis Studio — combines key 
components of its Web programming pack- 
age (Web RAD) with slick new code-orga- 
nization tools. Not only can you build data- 
bases that connect mainframe SQL data to 
desktop Web browsers, you can produce 
identical Omnis applications that run on the 
Mac OS, Windows 95 and NT, and OS/2 
(Unix support is expected later this year). 

Omnis is organized around collections 
of objects — Omnis-code class hierarchies, 
ActiveX components, JavaBeans, and other 
third-party Web components (see “See 
Anything You Like?”). If you’re thinking 
animated banners, sound effects, and other 
familiar Web-page effluvia, think again; 
Omnis lets you drag and drop active e-mail 
addresses and browser-readable tables 
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plishes complex actions with only a few lines 
of code, although you’re likely to find it 
somewhat cryptic — for example. Do Objref 
.$edgefloat.$assign(kEFposnStatusBar) — unless 
you’re already familiar with Omnis con- 
ventions and know your way around rela- 
tional constructs. 

Omnis Studio makes it easy to con- 
struct the basics of a client-side database- 
query interface or a server-side relational 
database; you can check out Omnis’s huge 
class libraries using the convenient object 
browser, or visit the Component Store for 
other usable code. PowerSoft and ACI US 



make many of the same cross-platform and 
rapid-development claims for their prod- 
ucts, respectively PowerBuilder 5.0 (see 
Reviews^ April 1997) and 4th Dimension 6.0 
(see Reviews, August 1 997), but this Omnis 
release is by far the fastest way to create 
Web-oriented enterprise databases. If you 
are writing an inventory program for your 
pet store, Claris FileMaker Pro may be 
a better bet. This point is underscored 
by the price of Studio and its add-ons: 
Data Access Manager, with tools for access 
to Oracle, Informix, Sybase, and Micro- 
soft SQL servers, is $1299; Production 
Manager, for development-team version 
control, is $799. 

AAacworld's Buying Advice Omnis 
Studio is one of the few* truly cross-platform 
tools for the enterprise market, and it gives 
experienced Omnis Mac developers a fast 
track both out to the Web and back into 
corporate SQL data mines. It’s a rapid appli- 
cation development tool that really lives up 
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RATING: ★★★★/7.2 PROS: Elegant object 
and component design for fast deployment of 
reusable code. CONS: Not for database beginners. 
CO/UVPANY: Omnis Software (415/571-0222, 
www.omniS’Sofiware.com). LIST PRICE: $1599. 




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Preflight Pro 

BULLETPROOF YOUR QUARKXPRESS 
FILES BEFORE PRINTING 

S AVVY DESIGNERS AND PREPRESS 
operators know that preflight — a 
process akin to checking airplane 
instruments before takeoff — can 
save both time and money when 
preparing pages for print. Extensis’s Pre- 
flight Pro is an easy-to-use tool that reports 
a QuarkXPress document’s errors and lets 
you repair the problems within XPress. 

One of Preflight Pro’s highlights is a 
clear, simple interface that uses the print- 
er’s “job jacket” metaphor. Simply add one 
or more documents to the Preflight Pro Job 
Jacket list, then click on a button to inspect 
the document. Tabbed palettes in the Job 
Jacket let you sec the status of fonts, images, 
colors, and .so on. 

After you inspect the document, Pre- 
flight Pro generates a report of problems — 
fonts that are available or missing, linked or 
unlinked high-resolution files, and RGB 
images, for example. You can then review 
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using Pilot, a Quark XTension. This tool is 
what makes Preflight Pro unique; other pre- 
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Canvas 5.0.2 

TONS OF TOOLS ADD UP TO AN 
ADEQUATE PACKAGE 

A S AN ALL-IN-ONE APPLICATION 
that tackles painting, illustration, 
page layout, and presentation. Can- 
vas 5.0.2 seems like a dream come 
true. In reality, though, this new 
version of Deneba’s venerable graphics 
package includes a hodgepodge of new fea- 
tures and a huge assortment of clip art and 
fonts but fails to correct existing problems. 

Canvas’s main claim to fame has been 
its ability to mix vector and raster graphics, 
allowing you to combine line-art drawings 
and photographic art in the same image. 
Although Canvas has always made it possi- 
ble to impon and export an incredible num- 
ber of file formats, version 5.0.2 finally adds 
GIF89a export, which lets you prepare files 
for the Web. You now can also manipulate 
raster images more quickly using Proxies — 
low-resolution duplicates of image objects 
that can be modified just like the real thing 
(see “Something New”) — and a new trans- 
parency mask feature that lets you make 
part of a raster layer transparent. As in pre- 
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Job jacket Preflight Pro's Job Jacket contains information on 
critical document components, such as fonts, images, and colors. 



Software’s $399 FlightCheck, don’t let you 
access pages and make changes to them 
within the page-layout application. 

To collect the fonts and images for 
transport, you can place them in a folder, 
compress them into a self-extracting ar- 
chive, or create a BinHex file. A convenient 
Collection Preview dialog box lets you add 
or remove files before collecting them. 

Preflight Pro abounds with handy fea- 
tures, such as customizable profiles that 
define and save critical parameters for var- 
ious page specifications and output devices. 
Three levels of warnings are available to 
notify the operator and indicate the sever- 
ity of an error. An Inventory feature lists 
images, fonts, and colors used in one or 
more pages, and Job Tickets contain order, 
delivery, vendor, and transfer-media infor- 
mation as well as any special instructions. 
The program also offers unique informa- 



tion about pictures, such as their 
location on the disk, creation 
date, width and height, and clip- 
ping-path data. Clear, concise 
e.xpert tips and problem-solving 
suggestions are strategically 
placed throughout the program 
to guide you through the pre- 
flight process. All that’s miss- 
ing is support for Adobe Page- 
Maker, something Extensis 
plans to add to the next version (expected 
to ship later this year). The company is also 
putting the finishing touches on Preflight 
Designer, which is limited to inspection and 
collection tools and will sell for about $100. 

Macworld's Buying Advice Preflight 
Pro is easy to use and well conceived, pro- 
viding everj'^thing you need to prepare 
QuarkXPress pages for printing. Anyone 
who works with XPress files and wants 
them to print properly should own this 
tool.— ilM RICH 



RATING: ★★★★/8.4 PROS: Easy to use; sim- 
ple, effective user interface; lets operator make 
changes directly to QuarkXPress pages. CONS: 
Doesn’t work with PageMaker. COMPANY: 
Extensis (503/274-2020, www.extensis.com). 
COMPANY'S ESTIMATED PRICE: $399.95. 




Something New Canvas 5.0.2’s Proxy feature lets 
you manipulate raster images more quickly by cre- 
ating low-resolution duplicates of objects. 



Although we’ve often praised its inter- 
face and integrated drawing and painting 
capabilities. Canvas has traditionally lagged 
behind Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia 
FreeHand in terms of high-end features 
(see “The Illustration Challenge,” January 
1997). Unfortunately, Canvas 5.0.2 still lacks 
support for pressure-sensitive strokes in 
vector objects, doesn’t permit a gradient fill 
to span several objects, and is unable to cre- 
ate distinct path and fill patterns. 

Canvas’s image handling has other crit- 
ical shortcomings. Raster objects cannot 
interact with one another using blend 
modes, nor can they contain various levels 
of transparency. The new transparency 



mask removes only a hard-edged area 
around a raster object; you cannot vary the 
opacity of a layer. Instead, you have to work 
with raster images in the 24 provided alpha 
channels — just like in the olden days of 
Adobe Photoshop (before version 3.0’s Lay- 
ers and Masks), when you had to compos- 
ite all images within a single layer. 

Macworld's Buying Advice Canvas 
lives in an uncomfortable limbo: its lack of 
support for high-end features makes it a 
poor choice for graphics professionals, but 
its interface is far too complex for new'- 
comers. Canvas could be a suitable choice, 
however, for an artist on a budget — some- 
one who needs a single program that can 
produce professional-looking output and 
who isn’t daunted by spending a bit more 
time getting things done. Canvas 5.0.2 
offers a lot for the money, but it lacks the 
best features and add-ons found in other 
graphics applications.— sherry London 

RATING: ★★★/5.9 PROS: Excellent assort- 
ment of features; generous clip art and fonts; 
cost-effective. CONS: Not as strong as stand- 
alone packages; key timesaving features missing. 
COMPANY: Deneba Software (305/596-5644, 
www.deneba.com). LIST PRICE: S599 (free 
upgrade from 5.0). 



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DELIGHTFULLY BLENDS ACTION, STRATEGY 

A S 3-D ACTION GAMES GET ALL 
the raves, the next revolution in 
computer gaming is quietly brew- 
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egy games free from their each- 
player-in-turn shackles. So far, real-time 
strategy leaders Warcraft and Command 
and Conquer (see Reviews^ May 1997) flaunt 
their hard-core wargame ancestry too 
proudly for casual players. But Gridz, from 
Green Dragon Productions, combines strat- 
egy' with real-time action in an inviting, 
into.xicating blend. 

Named for its playing field, Gridz fea- 
tures an expanse of cyberspace territory 
divided into rectangular blocks. Your objec- 
tive: to destroy your opponents* home 
squares before they do the Siime to you. You 
act through robot intermediaries to achieve 
your goals: Builder robots capture territo- 
ry by activating Nodes that you place at grid 
junctures, Hacker robots knock down other 
players* Nodes (thus depriving them of ter- 
ritory), and Striker robots destroy other 
players* robots. 

Building these robots requires energy, 
which you generate by capturing territory. 




40 Megabytes and a Mule A Builder trundles 
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The more NetSpace you own, the faster you 
generate energy, the faster you can build 
robots, and the faster you overwhelm and 
crush your competition. As an added strate- 
gic element, some grid squares contain 
tokens redeemable for more-capable robots 
at the end of a round. 

Aesthetically, Gridz is a treat. The three 
robot categories (Builder, Hacker, and 
Striker) include a total of 15 different mod- 
els, and each variety is painstakingly ani- 
mated and imbued with a charming per- 
sonality. Even in the middle of thick and 
furious action, you*ll have no trouble fig- 
uring out which is which. Better yet, you’ll 
be responding as much to sonic cues as to 
visual ones after just a few games. 

Gridz proves fiin for players at all lev- 



els. Early rounds leave you plenty of time 
to figure out the rules of the road and exper- 
iment. Later contests leave you breathless 
as you battle multiple opponents for con- 
trol of larger playing fields. And parents 
should have no qualms about handing Gridz 
to their kids — there’s conflict, but it’s good- 
natured and cartoonish. 

In fact, the only thing that’s missing is 
other players. Gridz screams for network 
play, but the current version allows only one 
player to battle against the computer. Green 
Dragon representatives say they’re working 
furiously on a version that allows for up to 
ten connections. The upgrade — due in 
October — will be free to registered users. 

Macworld's Buying Advice Gridz 
refines the happy balance between strategy 
and real-time action found in Warcraft and 
similar offerings. For folks put off by the 
aggression of games like Quake and Doom, 
Gridz offers bite-size chunks of friendly 
head-to-head action seasoned with just the 
right amount of brainwork.— cameron crotty 

RATING: ★★★★/8.8 PROS: Lighthearted, 
real-time strategy game; entertains and chal- 
lenges. CONS: No network play . . . yet. COM- 
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MACWORLD SELECTS THE BEST MAC OS SYSTEMS 



Edited by Allyson Bates 



Looking for a new Macintosh? Confused 
about what new model to buy? Look no 
further. Each month, the Mac Superguide 
provides Macworld's picks for the best 
Mac OS systems. Typically we recom- 
mend an Editors’ Choice winner and two 
runners-up. Current recommendations, 
however, may have changed from last 
month’s based on the present lineup and 
price changes. 

You’ll also find Macworld Star Rat- 
ings and Macworld Lab performance 
benchmarks for all Mac OS systems ship- 
ping as we went to press in late August 
1997. You may read about other Mac 
models in Macworld and elsewhere, but 
those are prototypes not yet available — 
the only systems rated here are those you 
can actually buy. 

For previously reviewed Mac sys- 
tems, the summaries reference the issue 
date and page number of the article. In 
some cases, such as faster versions of 
existing Macs, there is no full review and 
thus no cross-reference. New systems are 
indicated in the benchmark by the ► icon. 

Prices from Apple, Motorola, and 
Umax are company-estimated street 
prices. APS, DayStar, Power Computing, 
and PowerTools sell direct. Unless other- 
wise noted, all pricing includes a keyboard 
and mouse, but not a monitor or modem. 

For price comparisons, estimate 
spending about S800 fora 17-inch mon- 
itor. $175 for a modem, $100 for an 
extended keyboard, $50 for a mouse, 
$400 for a 2GB hard drive. $175 for 2MB 
of VRAM, and $100 for 16MB of RAM. 

OFFICE SYSTEM 



EDITORS' CHOICE 



★ ★★/6.5 PowerCenter Pro 180 This 
affordable 180MHz Mac is superspeedy 
and has great features for all tasks, 
Q including an upgradable CPU and 3-D cir- 
I cuitry. It's this month’s top pick for an 

g office Macintosh, an ideal choice for 

I midrange users. This configuration is 
^ upgraded from the base model, but Is still 



quite affordable. Subtract $100 for the 
desktop version. Power Computing 
(512/388-6868): $1914, 604e. 32MB 
RAM. 1MB cache. 4MB VRAM (4MB 
maximum), 2.0CB hard drive, 16x CD, 2 
free drive bays, 3 PCI slots. Aug 97, p. 48 



EDITORS' CHOICE 



★ -^★/5.9 Power Macintosh 7300/200 
Apple’s 7300/200 is a great buy for any 
office environment. It’s only $300 more 
than the less powerful Power Mac 
7300/180 and it offers a nice perfor- 
mance boost. It’s a strong performer 
that’s competitively priced and easily 
expandable. Apple Computer (408/996- 
1010): $2299, 604e, 32MB RAM, 256K 
cache, 2MB VRAM (4MB maximum), 
2.0GB hard drive, 12x CD, 1 free bay, 3 
PCI slots. May 97, p. 100 

irir^/5.6 SuperMac J700/180 Shop- 
ping for a new office Mac? Umax’s price 
drops make it an even better purchase. 
Plus it has one more PCI slot, one more 
free drive bay, and more cache than the 
7300/200. Umax Computer (510/226- 
6886): $2099, 604e, 16MB RAM. 51 2K 
cache, 2MB VRAM (4MB maximum), 
2.1GB hard drive, 8x CD, 2 free drive 
bays. 4 PCI slots. May 97, p. 100 




Not only is Apple's 
Power Mac 7300/200 affordable, 
but It’s easily expandable too. 



PORTABLE SYSTEM 



EDITORS' CHOICE 



★ ★★★/7.2 PowerBook 3400c/240 
It's almost twice as fast as a top-of-the- 
line Pentium portable and costs just a little 
more. However, the 3400c isn’t perfect: 
it’s expensive, it doesn’t support multiple 
monitors, and Its CPU Isn’t upgradable. 
Apple Computer (408/996-1010): $5500, 
603e, 16MB RAM, 3.0GB hard drive, 12x 
CD, 12.1 -inch active matrix LCD, 1 drive 
bay, 2 PC Card slots. May 97, p. 50 

•k'k'k/6.1 PowerBook 1400c/133 This 
midrange notebook has an optional CD- 
ROM drive and a large active matrix LCD 
panel. It’s more affordable and a better 
system than the old PowerBook 5300 
series. And with a 133MHz CPU. this 
notebook can literally serve as a desktop 
replacement. Apple Computer (408/996- 
1010): $3000, 603e, 16MB RAM. 1.3MB 
hard drive, optional 8x CD, 11.3-inch 
active matrix LCD, 1 drive bay, 2 PC Card 
slots ($2500 model 1400cs/133 has pas- 
sive matrix LCD and 1.0GB hard drive). 
Jan 97, p. 58 

★ ★★/5.8 PowerBook 2400c/180 
Apple’s new 4.3-lb. subnotebook is no 
heavyweight, but it holds its own. If you 
can live with the keyboard's shortcom- 
ings. you will love the 2400c. A slim AC 
adapter and tiny external floppy drive 
make It light as a feather for travelers. 
$3500 Isn’t cheap, and you’ll need to add 
at least a 32MB RAM card, but it’s 
unquestionably a great Mac, Apple Com- 
puter (408/996-1010): $3500, 603e, 
16MB RAM, 256K cache. 1.3GB hard 
drive, 10.4-Inch active matrix LCD, no 
bays, 2 PC Card slots. Nov 97, p. 50 

SMALL-OFFICE/HOME- 
OFFICE SYSTEM 



EDITORS CHOICE 



★ ★★/6.7 StarMax 5000/300 MT 
Motorola recently discontinued its Star- 




The StarMax 5000 line added 
new CPU speeds — but the 300MHz 
is still our SOHO choice. 



Max 3000 and 4000 lines. Now the great 
performance and features of the 
50CX)/300 are offered in other speeds and 
configurations. This 300MHz Mac is still 
an Editors’ Choice for home and small 
office use. Motorola pumps top speed 
and features into an affordable comput- 
er. Its speed ties that of many 604e-based 
computers, and its Iomega Zip drive, 4GB 
hard drive, and 1 6X CD-ROM drive com- 
plement the nice feature set. Consultants 
and small businesses will enjoy this fea- 
ture-rich tower. Motorola Computer 
Group (800/759-1107): $2899, 603e, 
32MB RAM, 51 2K cache, 4MB VRAM 
(SMB maximum), 4.3GB hard drive. 16x 
CD, 3 free drive bays, 5 PCI slots. Zip 
drive. Sep 97, p. 60 



EDITORS' CHOICE 



★ ★★/6.5 PowerBase 240 It’s slower 
than the StarMax 5000 but still has a great 
price/performance ratio. The 240’s pro- 
level performance, strong feature selection, 
and greater expandability hold its Editors’ 
Choice title in the SOHO category. Now 
offering a $100 rebate. Power Computing 
(512/388-6868): $1599, 603e, 16MB 
RAM. 256K cache, 2MB VRAM (4MB 
maximum). 2.0GB hard drive, 8x CD, 3 
free drive bays, 3 PCI slots. May 97, p. 100 
continues 



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REAL PRODUCTS 
REAL RATINGS 



Reviews you can trust Unlike other publications, Macworld rates only final shipping products, not prototypes. What we review is what you can actually buy. 
Outstanding -Ar:: 9.0-10.0 Very Good 7.0-8.9 Good = 5.0-6.9 Flawed ★★= 3.0-4.9 Unacceptable ★ = 0-2.9 



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. SUPERGUiDE 



★ ★★/ 6.2 SuperMac C600x/280 
With 1MB of in-line cache, the C600x 
moves into the top class of 603e perform- 
ers. Since Umax shaved some dollars off 
the price, the C600x/280 is an even bet- 
ter buy. This is one of the first 603e Macs 
with an upgradable CPU, but users will 
want more VRAM and PCI slots. Umax 
Computer (510/226-6886): $2395, 603e, 
32MB RAM, 1MB cache, 2MB VRAM 
(2MB maximum), 4GB hard drive, 12x CD. 
4 free bays, 1 free PCI slot. Oct 97, p. 48 

★ Power Macintosh 6500/225 
This decent SOHO alternative has cool 
features — even a Zip drive. But the 225 is 
hardly upgradable. Recent price cuts 
make this Mac even more affordable for 




The versatile PowerTower Pro 225 
works wonders as a 
publishing or graphics Mac. 



the home or small business user. Apple 
Computer (408/996-1010): $1799, 
603e, 32MB RAM, 256K cache, 1MB 
VRAM (1MB maximum), 3.5GB drive, 
12x CD, no free drive bays, 2 PCI slots, 
33. 6- Kbps modem. Aug 97. p. 52 

EDUCATION SYSTEM 



EDITORS* CHOICE 



★★★/6.7 Power Macintosh 5500/225 
It's a shame that this all-in-one Mac is 
available only to schools. The 5500/225 
boosts performance in the education mar- 
ket by offering rich features and a fast CPU 
at a reasonable price. Same case, conve- 
nience, and price as the old 5400's, but 
with more power and 3-D capabilities. 



Apple Computer (408/996-1010): $1999 
(only sold to schools), 603e, 16MB RAM, 
256K cache, 2MB VRAM (2MB maxi- 
mum), 2.0GB hard drive, 12x CD, no free 
drive bays, no PCI slots; Ethernet card, 
internal stereo speakers, monitor included. 
Aug 97. f). 52 



EDITORS* CHOICE 



★ ★★/5.9 PowerBase 200 It’s fast, 
cheap, and expandable, with 3-D video 
acceleration. This 200MHz Macintosh is 
Power Computing’s base processor speed 
for the PowerBase line. A great buy for 
cash-strapped schools and students. Take 
off $100 if you buy this summer. Power 
Computing (512/388-6868): $1399, 603e, 
continues 



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LAB TEST 



To help you make the right buying decision, Macworld re-rated all shipping Macs according to our new SpeedMark and categorized 
systems in Professional, Consumer, and Portable categories. New scores have been adjusted proportionally to reflect anticipated 
technological developments for the following year. Longer bars are better. Core results are times as fast as an Apple Power Macintosh 
7100 C7100 = 1 .0). Only shipping systems are tested and rated. 

Longer bars are better. Editors' Choice winners' names are in red. ► New. An Apple Power Macintosh 7100/80 has a SpeedMark score of 1.0. 



Star 

SpeedMark Rating* 



Professional Category 

Apple Computer 

Power Madntosh 7300/180 2.4 ★★★/5.8 

Power Macintosh 7300/200 2.6 ★★★/5.9 

Power Macintosh 8600/200 2.7 ★★★/6.5 

Power A/\adntosh 9600/200 3.1 ★★★/6.7 

Power Madntosh 9600/200MP ~ 2.9 -kir-k/6.2 

Power Macintosh 9600/233 3.3 " ★★★/6.6 

APS Technologies 

MPower 604e200 2.6 BBBHBBBBBBi -k-k-k/5.9 

DayStar Digital 

Genesis MP 800+ 3.1 ★★★/6.0 

Genesis MP 900+ 3.2 ★★★/S.T 

^ Genesis MP 932+ 3.4 -^★★/5.9 

Power Computing 

PowerCenterPro180 2.9 ^irir/6.5 

PowerCenter Pro 210 3.2 ir* it /6.4 

PowerTower Pro 225 3.4 BHlHEBHHBmHH i^^-^:Ar/6.4 

PowerTowerPro 250 3.6 ii^-*’'Ar/6.2 

PowerTools 

Infiniti 4200GT Smart 2.7 — — *itir/6.2 

Umax Computer 

SuperAAacJ700/180 — 2.7 ★★★/5.6 

SuperMac S900/200 3.1 ir*-k/6.6 

SuperMac S900/200DP 2.8 ★★★/6.1 

SuperMac S900/225 — 3.1 ★★★/6.4 

SuperMac S900/233 3.2 ^^^BBBBBBB ★★i^/6.5 

SuperMac S900/250 3.5 BBBBB^^^BBB ★★:Ar/6.3 

SuperMac S900/250DP 3.3 H^BBBBBI^BB ★★★/6.2 



Consumer Category 

Apple Computer 



Power AAadntosh 4400/200 1.9 ^BBB^^B ★★★/5.5 

Power Macintosh 5500/225** 2.1 ★★★/6.7 

Power Madntosh 6500/225 2.1 ★★★/6.1 



Star 

SpeedMark Rating* 

Power Macintosh 6500/250 - 
Power Macintosh 6500/275 - 
Power Macintosh 6500/300 ' 

APS Technologies 

MPower 603e200 

MPower 603e240 

Motorola Computer Group 

► StarMax 5000/225 MT 

► StarMax 5000/275 MT 

StarMax 5000/300 MT 

Power Computing 

PowerBase 200 

PowerBase 240 

PowerTools 

Infiniti 3200GT Smart Bundle 
Umax Computer 

► SuperMac C500 LT/200 

SuperMac C600/200 

SuperMac C600/240 

SuperMac C600X/240 

SuperMac C600x/280 



Portable Category 

Apple Computer 

PowerBook 1400C/133 1.0 ^^^Bl ★★★/6.1 

► PowerBook 2400C/1 80*** 1.6 BBBBBI ★★★/5.8 

PowerBook 3400C/1 80 1.7 ^^BBB ★★★★/7.0 

PowerBook 3400C/200 — 1.8 - ★★★★/7.1 

PowerBook 3400C/240 2.0 ;••• ★★★•*r/7.2 



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MAC SUPERGUIDE 



PUBLISHING 
AND DESIGN SYSTEM 



EDITORS* CHOICE 



16MB RAM. 256K cache. 2MB VRAM 
(4MB maximum). 2.0GB hard drive. 8x CD. 
3 free drive bays. 3 PCI slots. May 97. p. 100 

IMAGE-EDITING AND 3-D 
GRAPHICS SYSTEM 



★ PowerCenler Pro 210 Power 

Computing is redefining affordable with 
the PowerCenter Pro 210. Recent price 
cuts make this Mac an even better deal. It 
costs less than high-end Macs with similar 
specifications, but it’s a bit slower. Order 
this summer, you get 64MB of RAM free. 
Power Computing (512/388-6868): 
$2344. 604e. 32MB RAM. 1MB cache. 
4MB VRAM (4MB maximum). 2.0GB 
hard drive. 16x CD. 2 free drive bays, 3 
PCI slots. Aug 97. p. 48 



EDITORS' CHOICE 



★ PowerTowerPro225 The low 
price, high overall perfonnance, and plush 
feature set make this tower a great purchase 
for publishing pros. And right now it's at a 
superlow price. Power Computing (512/ 
388-6868); $3594. 604e. 32MB RAM. 1MB 
cache, 8MB VRAM (8MB maximum). 2.0GB 
hard drive. 16x CD. 6 free drive bays, 6 PQ 
slots. Jun 97. p. 108 

★ ★★/6.4 SuperMac S900/225 Umax 
shaved a few bucks off the soon-to-be- 
discontinued S9(X)/225, making It a bet- 




The Genesis MP 800+ is a 
perfect combination of solid design 
and great performance. 



ter value for publishing and designing 
professionals. It’s nearly as fast as the 
PowerTower Pro 225, but with fewer free 
bays. It's still a solid choice if you’re shop- 
ping for an expandable, fast Macintosh. 
Keep an eye out for Umax’s new S910 
line that will soon be replacing the Super- 
Mac S900 series. Umax Computer 
(510/226-6886): $3499, 604e, 32MB 
RAM, 51 2K cache. 8MB VRAM (8MB 
maximum), 2.1 CB hard drive, 8x CD, 4 
free drive bays, 6 PCI slots. Jun 97. p. 108 



MULTIMEDIA AND VIDEO- 
CREATION SYSTEM 



EDITORS’ CHOICE 



★ ★**r/6.0 Genesis MP 800+ This ex- 
pandable Mac speeds through multi- 
processor (MP)-enabled programs such 
as Adobe Premiere. Its four 604e/ 
200MHz CPUs can handle complex video 
creation, and there’s plenty of room for 
upgrades, with 12 RAM slots and seven 
drive bays. DayStar Digital (770/967- 
2077): $4999, 604e. 32MB RAM. 512K 
cache, 4MB VRAM (4MB maximum), 
2.0GB hard drive, 16x CD, 7 free drive 
bays, 6 PCI slots. Jun 97, p. 108 

•kit it /6.5 Power Macintosh 8600/200 
A clever, unique case takes the pain out 
of upgrading the Power Mac 8600/200. 
Green-colored handles, levers, and but- 
tons make it easy to get inside the box. 
Novice video creators will enjoy the cool 
built-in video, but serious multimedia 
gurus may be disappointed with the min- 
imal three PCI slots. Apple Computer 
(408/996-1010): $2999, 604e, 32MB 
RAM. 256K cache. 2MB VRAM (4MB 
maximum), 2.0GB hard drive, 12x CD, 1 
free drive bay, Ethernet card, built-in 
video. Aug 97. p. 50 ni 



★ ★★/6.4 PowerTower Pro 225 This 
expandable tower is ideal for all-around 
image editing. A multiprocessor-based 
Mac is faster for some key operations, but 
the 225 is faster and cheaper. Plus Power 
Computing's summer sale offers 128MB 
of RAM for a bargain price. Power Com- 
puting (512/388-6868): $3594, 604e, 
32MB RAM. 1MB cache. 8MB VRAM (SMB 
maximum), 2.0GB hard drive, 16x CD, 6 
free drive bays, 6 PCI slots. Jun 97. p. 108 



EDITORS CHOICE 



★ *AA'/6.0 Genesis MP 800+ The ulti- 
mate Mac system is an Editors’ Choice 
for image editing and 3-D graphics. It 
speeds through programs such as Adobe 
Photoshop and leaves plenty of room for 
upgrades. DayStar Digital (770/967- 
2077): $4999, 604e, 32MB RAM. 51 2K 
cache, 4MB VRAM (4MB maximum), 
2.0GB hard drive, 16x CD, 7 free drive 
bays, 6 PCI slots. Jun 97. p. 108 




To buy smart when you’re choosing Mac OS hardware or software, 
you’ve got to put it to the test. Macworld Lab is on the job. testing, 
scrutinizing, and evaluating the performance and quality of the 
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11 digital cameras under 
$600 capture hot shots 



by John Goddard 




UNTIL NOW rd never seriously considered buying a digital 
camera. The good ones were just too expensive. Earlier this year, 
decent entry-level digital cameras cost about $800 — roughly as 
much as a fairly fancy film camera or a high-end camcorder. 
Now those same cameras — and their successors — are under 
S600, while they store more images and pack more features. 

Em still not ready to give up my 35mm camera — digital c'am- 
eras don’t yield those great razor-sharp images — hut these sub- 
S600 cameras are unbeatable for quickly creating images and 
getting them into your computer to manipulate and put to use. 
Suddenly I’m finding all kinds of purposes for digital jihotos: to 
enhance my e-mail and my Web page, to document valuables for 
insurance, to preview choice offerings at a garage sale. 

Digital cameras are a rapidly developing category, so con- 
sider this roundup a snapshot in time. To give you a view of 
what’s available — as well as a guide to what to look for as digital 
cameras evolve — ^Macworld Lab tested 1 1 digital cameras priced 
from $199 to $599. We e.\amined the overall design and feel of 



each camera, compared image capacities and download speed, 
and of course looked closely at image quality. 

When you’re checking out a new camera, first notice how it 
feels in your hand — and on your body. Is it portable enough to 
fit in a fanny pack or slip comfortably into a coat pocket? Tot- 
ing these cameras around San Francisco, I was put off by the 
1 -pound metallic bulk of the Konica Q-EZ {www.k 0 nica.c 07 n). It’s 
the only camera in this bunch that isn’t stylishly compact. In con- 
trast, Konica ’s Q-mini fit nicely into my jacket pocket. 

Next examine a camera’s controls and indicators, such as 
those for battery level, picture counting, and e.xposure compen- 
sation. Controls should be arranged logically and let you easily 
override features such as a self-timer or a flash. 

For example, the Agfa ePhoto 307’s {wvnv.agfa.co77i) tiny top- 
mounted control panel shows how many shots you’ve taken and 
how many remain. With two button presses you can easily adjust 
the exposure and flash level. Compare that with Eastman 
Kodak’s DC20 {www. kodak. co77i\ which has three indicator lights 
(power, busy, erase) and is otherwise devoid of controls except 
an Erase button that’s precariously close to the Power button. 

LCD or Viewfinder? 

Generally, digital cameras that cost less than $400 offer a sim- 
ple glass viewfinder next to the lens. More expensive models usu- 
ally have a color LCD screen in the back that, unlike a view- 
finder, shows you exactly what the lens sees. 

The difference benveen the two can affect the accuracy with 
which you compose shots, enabling you to avoid surprises such 
as a waj^'ard thumb. An LCD also lets you review your pictures 
on the spot without connecting the camera to a Mac, so you can 
decide immediately whether to save or erase your shot. 

The best LCD screens display the scene smoothly as you 
compose the shot. Of the eight LCD-equipped cameras we test- 
ed, the action on screen was most fluid on the Apple QuickTake 
200 {www. apple. C0771), the DS-7 from Fuji Photo Film {www 
.fujifthn.co 77 t)y and the Olympus D-200L {www.olympus.co 77 t). 
Swing the camera left, right, up, or down — the motion on screen 
displays at a smooth and consistent 30 frames per second. In con- 



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Digital Proof Sheet 

When it comes to image quality, no dig- 
ital camera gets it just right. We pho- 
tographed this still life from the same 
distance with each camera, using best- 
quality setting. We scaled the images 
(shown at 300 dpi) identically; their sizes 
vary because different cameras capture 
different amounts of data. 

The Olympus D-200L and Agfa 
ePhoto 307 shoot the sharpest pictures, 
but the mint-green background and 
vase in our test still-life appear pale blue. 
The Apple QuickTake 200, Fuji DS-7, 
and Konica Q-EZ and Q-mini cameras 
produce more accurate color output, but 
higher levels of JPEG compression 
reduce pixel details and soften the 
images. 

Most digital cameras capture images 
at a similar resolution. Some cameras 
use a higher-quality lens and charge- 
coupled device — the camera's retina — to 
capture images with more detail than 
less capable models. For example, the 
output from the D-200L is sharper than 
the Q-mini's. 

For a real-world comparison, we 
compared the results with prints that 
were made from shots taken with a dis- 
posable camera and a 35mm film cam- 
era, then scanned with the 600-dpi 
Umax Astra 600S (see the feature "Scan 
It," in this issue, for more on this and 
other under-$500 scanners). 




Scanned Image This scanned image (shown for 
comparison) is a photo taken with a 35mm film 
camera. The image has a mistakenly blue back- 
ground, blown-out highlights on the silver bracelet, 
and blurring from the scanning process. 




Casio QV-100 The image quality Is poor. The 
shot Is underexposed and marred with JPEG artifacts 
throughout. Reddish tones are missing In the soap 
bar; the light green background and vase mistaken- 
ly appear as bright blue. 




Kodak DC25 The distracting violet cast and 
JPEG artifacts in the framed photo were not visi- 
ble on the camera’s LCD screen. Image quality is 
poor. This camera supports removable PC Cards 
for extra storage. 




Agfa ePhoto 307 The image detail is surpris- 
ingly crisp for a no-frills $299 camera. Despite 
blown-out highlights on the watch, and a slight 
blue shift In the background, the images look 
very good. 




Epson PhotoPC 500 Image sharpness is similar 
to that from the less costly Agfa, which uses many 
of the same parts, Including the lens. Note the slight 
blue hue to the green vase. Highlights in the clock 
and silver bracelet are too bright. 




Konica Q-EZ Despite garish warm colors and 
blurry details, this bulky camera rendered the 
colors reasonably well. This camera lacks an LCD 
display. 



trast, the Konica Q-mini, the Casio QV- 
lOA and QV-lOO {www.casio.mti), and the 
Epson PhotoPC 500 with its optional 
LCD {www.epson.co7n) jumped like Neil 
Armstrong on the moon. 

The downside to an LCD is its 
porcine appetite for batteries and a 
tendency to become washed-out in very 
bright sunlight. To compensate for 
the latter, the QuickTake 200, DS-7, 



QV-lOA, QV-lOO, and Q-mini LCDs 
have brightness controls; however, I 
had better luck cupping my hand over 
the screen. 

Images look deceptively gorgeous on 
a tiny LCD. Once youVe downloaded the 
shots to a hard drive, it’s easy to spot their 
blemishes: chunky pixels (artifacts of com- 
pression), underexposed shadows, and 
overexposed highlights. So don’t judge 



picture quality by what you see on a 1.8- 
inch LCD. If you’re comparing digital 
cameras in a store, insist on downloading 
a few pictures to a computer so you can see 
how images look on a monitor. 

Vagaries of the Viewfinder 

Viewfinders have two advantages over 
LCDs: they don’t drain batteries, and you 
can see shots even in bright sunlight. The 



90 November 1 997 AAACWORLD 





Apple QuickTake 200 The hues in the green 
background paper and vase are close to accurate. 
The highlight and shadow areas of the orange are 
also well exposed. However, you'll need to sharpen 
shots with the bundled image editor. 




Fuji DS-7 Nearly identical to the Apple's output, 
this shot’s background and vase colors come closest 
to what we saw. The overall exposure is very good, 
but details are blurred. Fuji’s download utility also is 
less intuitive than Apple’s. 




Konica Q-mini Hues are fairly accurate on 
the vase and green background. Although shots 
looked great on the pint-size camera's LCD 
screen, the downloaded shots are disappointing- 
ly hazy. 



disadvantage of viewfinders is that since 
they’re set above or off to the side of the 
lens, they give you a slighdy skewed view 
of what the camera sees. Tightly com- 
posed shots may not look exactly as you 
remember them. For example, I ticked off 
shots of a batch of daisies with the Q-EZ 
as close as an inch and a half away, care- 
fully composing each shot in the view- 
finder. Because the Q-EZ’s viewfinder is 




Casio QV-10A Among the numerous problems 
with this shot are JPEG artifacts In the framed photo, 
missing reds in the soap bar, and stark contrast and 
low resolution overall. 




Kodak DC20 Shots from this tiny camera 
produce acceptable exposure, but the dull colors 
and JPEG artifacts In the background are dis- 
tracting. It has a glass viewfinder rather than an 
LCD display. 



n 




Olympus D-200L Very crisp detail and good 
exposure of the orange and framed picture off- 
set a slight blue tint to the green background. 
Too bad you can’t upgrade the camera’s image 
capacity. 



above the lens, 1 unknowingly cut off the 
tops of the flowers. 

Of the cameras we tested, only 
three — the ePhoto 307, the Q-EZ, and 
the DC20 — lack an LCD display option, 
constraining you to compose your shots 
solely from a glass viewfinder. The 
QuickTake 200, PhotoPC 500, Kodak 
DC25, and D-200L all give you the flex- 
ibility of having both. 




Sure-Shot Tips 






LIGHTING 



1 Digital cam eras nab the best shots in sub_- 
^ued light. In bright sunlight and under 
bright artificial light, digital images tend to get 
washed out in highlight areas. Look for shade 
or turn your subject's face from the sun. If your 
subject Is against a bright background, set the 
flash to fill-in or (if possible) increase the expo- 
sure one notch. 



2 Although many digital cameras lack a 
flash, they are highly sensitive to infrared 
light. Most cameras let you adjust the expo- 
sure — via buttons or on an LCD panel — so the 
camera can nab shots in dimly lit settings. 



COMPOSITION 

3 Compensate for viewfinder shift by fram- 
ing shots slightly in the opposite direction 
of the lens. For example, if the lens is to the 
right of your viewfinder, compose the shot 
slightly to the left. 

4 If the camera has an LCD screen, review 
the images after a few shots to make sure 
you're capturing what you want. 

5 If shots are going with text on a Web 
page, compose vertically so they will fit 
more easily. 



6 Digital-carn^a images have low resolu- 
tion (72 to 152 pixels per inch) , so they 
are less malleable than high-resolution scans. 
To get more detail in your shot, move closer to 
your subject. 



EXTRAS 

7 Even the best digital images can look just a 
little bit soft. Use the image editor bundled 
with the camera to sharpen your favorite shots. 

8 Slow downloads? Check the advanced 
options in the camera's software and 
make sure the settings are the fastest your 
Mac supports. 

9 Have lots of batteries handy and buy an 
AC adapter if your camera doesn't come 
with one. 



lU you can rephotograph your favor 
old pictures and e-mail them or post them 
a Web page. 



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Snap Facts: Digital Cameras under $600 Compared 



Company 


Agfa 


Apple 


Casio 


Casio 


Eastman Kodak 


Eastman Kodak 


Product 


ePhoto 307 


QuickTake 200 


QV-10A 


QV-100 


DC20 


DC25 


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★ ★★/5.8 


★ ★/3.9 


★ ★/4.6 


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Price* • 


$299 


$599 


$399 


$599 


$199 


$399 


Phone number 


201/440 0111 


408/996-1010 


201/361-5400 


201/361-5400 


716/724-4000 


716/724-4000 


Camera dimensions 
(w X h X d, in inches) 


5.5 X 3.0 X 1.5 


5.1 X 3.0 X 1.9 


5.1 X 2.6 X 1.6 


5.3 X 2.6 X 1.6 


4.0 X 2.5 X 1.2 


5.1 X 2.8 XI. 6 


Weight (with batteries, 
in ounces) 


13 


12 


7 


9 


4 


10 


Maximum image size 
(In pixels) 


640 X 480 


640 X 480 


320 X 240 


640 X 480 


493 X 373 


640 X 480 


Built-in storage 


2MB 


none 


2MB 


4MB 


1MB 


2MB 


Included removable storage 


O 


2MB 


O 


0 


O 


O 


Removable storage support 


O 


• 


O 


O 


O 


• 


Storage capacity 
(images at maximum size) 


36 


30 


96 


64 


8 


14 


Closest focal distance 
(in inches) 


24 


3.5 


4 


4 


24 


24 


Built-in flash 


• 


O 


• 


O 


O 


• 


LCD preview and playback 


O 


• 


• 


• 


O 


• 


Optical viewfinder 


• 


snap-on 


O 


O 


• 


• 


Selec^eiy erase images 


• 


• 


• 


• 


• 


• 


Date-stamp photos 


• 


• 


o 


o 


O 


O 


Photoshop acquire module 


• 


• 


• 


• 


• 


• 


Save Photoshop image 
previews 


• 


• 


o 


o 


• 


• 


Bundled software 


Adobe PhotoDeluxe; 


Adobe PageMill, PhotoDeluxe; 


Adobe PhotoDeluxe; 


Adobe PhotoDeluxe; 


Kodak PIctureEasy; 


Kodak PIctureEasy; 




Agfa PhotoWise 


Apple PhotoFlash, 
QuickTake 200 Camera 
Access utility; PictureWorks 
NetCard 


Casio QV-PC uUlity 


Casio QV-PC utility 


MetaCreations Kai’s 
Power Goo; 
PhotoWorks 
PhotoEnhancer 


MetaCreations Kai's 
Power Coo; Photo- 
Works PhotoEnhancer 



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The QuickTake 200’s plastic view- 
finder clips on top of the camera, unlike 
the built-in viewfinders on the DC25 and 
D-200L. It’s not elegant but it’s a feature 
that the otherwise similar DS-7 doesn’t 
offer. Conversely, the PhotoPC 500 comes 
with a built-in \newfinder but supports an 
optional Si 99 attachable color LCD 
screen. It’s great for viewing your shots 
on the spot, but the added appendage 
makes the camera awkward to carry. 

Shoot and Wait 

Shooting with a digital camera is simple. 
These are essentially fixed-focus, point- 
and-shoot cameras; your only choice is 
mode — normal or economy (the latter 
saves storage space). Press the shutter, the 
camera beeps, and the shot is recorded. 

But try to take another shot right 
away and you’re in for a disappointment. 
We had to wait from 2.2 to 5.4 seconds 
benveen shots w’hile the camera stored 
the image. So if you’re trying to capture a 
sequence of images, remember: with film. 



you can catch the action, but with a digi- 
tal medium, you have to anticipate it. 

The variation in delay times is due to 
three factors: image size, image resolu- 
tion, and JPEG compression. The more 
information in the shot, the longer it takes 
to record. Also, some cameras compress 
images more than others to speed up 
frame capture and download rates. With 
severe compression, the unfortunate 
compromise is reduced image quality. 

Point, Click, and Store 

Another consideration when shopping for 
a digital camera is storage — how many 
pictures a filmless camera can hold l^efore 
you must download them to your Mac. 
Unless you travel with a PowerBook, lim- 
ited storage space will curtail how many 
pictures you can take. 

Six cameras we tested use tiny remov- 
able memory cards that let you store pic- 
tures w'hile you’re on the road. The oth- 
ers have 1MB to 4MB of built-in storage, 
with capacity ranging from a low of 8 to a 



high of 96 best-quality images (see the 
table, “Snap Facts: Digital Cameras under 
$600 Compared”). 

The nice thing about the removable 
cards is that once a card fills up, you can 
sw'ap in another and keep shooting. The 
downside is the cost for additional cards. 

The QuickTake 200 and DS-7 come 
with a 2MB wafer-thin SmartMedia card 
that holds up to 22 maximum-quality 
shots. Additional cards cost $69. The 
Q-mini’s 2MB CompactFlash card from 
Panasonic (additional cards cost $69) 
resembles a l-by-2-by-0. 25-inch PC 
Card. To replace it, pry open a panel, flip 
down a flimsy lever, and give it a firm 
push. If anything on this camera breaks, 
I’d bet it’s here. 

Swapping flash memory into the 
stocky Q-EZ is more elegant: you slide 
a knob to open a panel, press a release 
button, and swap in Konica’s stamp-size 
card (additional cards cost $49). The 
DC25 is the simplest: you just slide in 
a Type 1 PC Card. 



92 November 1997 MACWORLD 




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From the Camera to the Mac 

Eventually you must download your 
images from the camera’s storage to your 
hard drive. All the cameras we tested con- 
nect to the Mac via the serial port and 
use a software utility that allows you to 
see thumbnails of the shots. Click on a 
thumbnail, and the camera downloads it 
to your hard drive. 

Although installing each camera’s 
software went smoothly, they had some 
irksome quirks. For example, Agfa’s Pho- 
toWse software was supposed to down- 
load images to a folder I chose, but it only 
saved shots to a default folder. 

The software for the Casio cameras, 
the D-200L, and the Q-mini all force you 
to name and save images one at a time, 
rather than downloading the whole batch 
and automatically assigning numbers to 
each file. Fuji’s software shows gray boxes 
instead of thumbnails. To see a thumbnail, 
you have to guess which gray box it is. 

The QuickTakc 200 supports Quick- 
Time IC (Image Capture), so you can 



drag and drop thumbnail images from the 
software straight into programs such as 
the bundled Adobe PageMill. 

Faster Downloads 

Each camera has a fixed resolution — 640 
by 480 pixels — except the DC20 with 493 
by 373 and the QV-lOA widi 320 by 240. 
The higher the resolution, the more 
information the camera captures. When 
you use a camera’s economy mode so that 
you can take more pictures, the camera 
crops the photo or compresses the data 
more. Either way, the camera stores less 
information, which means lower-quality 
ouq>ut but faster download speeds. Ideal- 
ly, a camera downloads photos quickly 
but degrades quality minimally. 

Transferring data at 12.12 Kbps, the 
D-200L moves more data to your Mac 
per .second than any of the other cam- 
eras, yet produces crisp, clean pictures. 
Neck and neck for speed with the 
D-200L is Konica ’s Q-mini, at 11.84 
Kbps, but its lower resolution and heavy- 



handed JPEG compression yield blurred 
and noticeably pi.xclatcd shots. (Oddly, 
Konica ’s Q-EZ poked along at 4.75 Kbps, 
the slowest we tested.) 

The DS-7 and the Apple QuickTake 
200, both manufactured by Fuji, are iden- 
tical in construction and components 
except for one thing: the way the two 
cameras implement economy mode. 
Normal mode for both is 640 by 480 pix- 
els. To save storage space and accelerate 
downloading in economy mode, the DS-7 
crops the image down to 320 by 240 pix- 
els (this smaller area is outlined by a white 
rectangle visible on the LCD), while the 
QuickTake 200 compresses the heck out 
of the 640-by-480-pixel shot using JPEG. 
Since smaller images contain less infor- 
mation, they download faster, but I favor 
Apple’s decision to opt for a bigger pic- 
ture, even though the compression leaves 
behind some pixel artifacts. 

Picture Imperfect 

Regardless of the compression scheme, 
image quality actually starts with the 
lens’s precision and the camera’s expo- 
sure accuracy. 

No digital camera produced perfect 
shots — hues shifted and pixels marred 
oblique lines. For example, test images 
from the Casio cameras were beyond 
image-edidng repair, due to missing col- 
ors and serious pixel noise in detail areas. 
The sharpest shots came from the 
D-200L, ePhoto 307, and PhotoPC 500, 
while the QuickTake 200 and DS-7 deliv- 
ered superior color accuracy (see the side- 
bar “Digital Proof Sheet”). 

Software for Image Artistry 

Each camera bundles a basic image-edit- 
ing application so you can apply sharpen- 
ing filters (which diey always need), adjust 
color balance, crop out unwanted details, 
or go wild distorting shots with a small 
arsenal of special effects. 

Eight of the cameras come with 
Adobe PhotoDeluxe. Designed for the 
nonprofessional graphics user, it helps 
you with corrections and walks you 
through fun imaging projects such as 
inserting backgrounds and turning your 
kid’s mug into funny money. 

Weather, Warranties, and Power 

Fun is fun, but what about the tire-kick- 
ing issues — reliability, durability, and 
power consumption? 

All-weather film cameras are as ugly 



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Agfa ePhoto 307 

Apple QuickTake 200 

Casio QV-10A 

Casio QV-100 

Eastman Kodak DC20 
Eastman Kodak DC25 
Epson PhotoPC 500 - 
Fuji Photo Film DS-7 - 

KonicaQ-EZ 

Konica Q-mini 

Olympus D-200L 



Digital Images: How Many, How Fast, How Good 

When you're shopping for a digital camera, image quality is a key consideration. In this category, the Olympus 
D-200L was a clear-cut winner with our panel of experts. In addition to how many images a camera will hold, you'll 
want to take into account how long It takes to shoot, preview, and download the images. To get an Idea of how long 
it takes a camera to transfer images to your Mac. look at the download rate, which shows the speed at which data is 
transferred. Remember that cameras that hold more images will take more time to download. For example, the Casio 
QV-100 and the Apple QuickTake 200 have similar transfer rates, but the QV-100 holds over twice as much image 
data and thus takes roughly twice as much time to download when it's filled to capacity. 

Hi Best overall performance. Lower scores are better for results in seconds. Higher scores are better for download rate and image quality. 



SPEED 



QUALITY 



Storage 
Capacity/ 
Number of 
Pictures* 



- 2MB/36 - 

- 2MB/30 - 

- 2MB/96 - 

- 4MB/64 - 

- 1MB/8 - 

- 2MB/14 - 

- 2MB/30 - 

- 2MB/30 - 

- 2MB/32 - 

- 2MB/23 - 

- 2MB/20 - 



Download 

Rate 

- 9.35 Kbps 

- 7.59 Kbps 

- 5.74 Kbps 

- 7.45 Kbps 

- 6.13 Kbps 

- 6.17 Kbps 

- 9.94 Kbps 

- 8.53 Kbps 

- 4.75 Kbps 
11.84 Kbps 
12.12 Kbps 



Download 

Time 

(in seconds) 



Thumbnail 
Preview 
(in seconds) 



Time between 
Pictures 
(in seconds) 




Exposure 

Manual flash (fill) 
Small aperture 
Small aperture 
Small aperture - — 

Manual flash (ofO 
Manual flash (fill) 
Small aperture - 
Auto flash (off) 

Auto flash (off) 

Auto flash (off) — i 



Image 

Quality Score 




'Maximum resolution. * 'No exposure options available. ' ' 'No thumbnail preview. 



Behind Our Tests 



Macworid Lab tested the speed of each camera by measuring how long it 
took to download and preview images with the camera's storage filled to 
capacity; we used the download utilities that shipped with each camera. 
Memory allocation was set to 30MB to minimize disk access. We also timed 
how long it took before each camera was ready to take another picture, 
using the highest resolution setting with the flash disabled. All tests were 
performed on a Power Macintosh 7500/100 running System 7.5.5, with 
64MB of RAM, a 256K cache, a 17-inch monitor set to millions of colors (at 
832-by-624 pixel resolution), a disk cache set to 1024K, virtual memory and 



RAM disk disabled, and AppleTalk enabled. 

A panel of Macworld staff rated the color fidelity and detail of a still-life 
image captured by the cameras on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 unacceptable and 
5 excellent). The panel looked at two different exposure types for each 
camera: for cameras with a flash, one without a flash and one with a fill flash; 
for cameras without a flash, one with a large aperture setting and one with a 
small aperture setting. The benchmark includes the higher score of the two 
images. — Macworld Lab testing supervised by Jeff Sacilotto 



as sin, but sometimes it makes sense to 
sacrifice looks for practicality. Drop one 
of these digital beauties while snow- 
boarding and your photography will 
come to a halt, but even rain gave me a 
close call with the Q-mini. The camera is 
fairly nigged, but when I opened a flash- 
memory panel on a wet day, I could see 
part of the circuit board inside. One 
chance raindrop and this device could 
have been toast. 

Remember that each of these cameras 
is covered by a brief, one-year warranty. 
Only Kodak’s DC25 offers an optional 
three-year replacement plan for S40 more. 

While digital cameras save on film, 
they gobble batteries — particularly mod- 
els with those power-guzzling LCD 
screens we like so much. You can expect 
to feed three to four fresh AA lithium ion 
or alkaline batteries during every other 
outing. Only the DC20 stayed charged 
for nearly eight hours on a diet of just one 
3 -volt Lilon battery. I squeezed two hours 
out of each Casio, while the other cameras 



worked for almost three hours. 

Only the QuickTake 200, DS-7, and 
Q-mini include an AC adapter; with the 
others, this option costs SI 9 to $49. If you 
plan to use the camera frequently, invest 
in an adapter and rechargeable batteries. 

Macworld's Buying Advice 

Ironically, the camera I liked best for 
image quality, the $599 Olympus 
D-200L, is being discontinued as I write. 
Olympus informs us a $499 camera, the 
D-220L, that we’ll like even better is 
replacing it. (Stay tuned to Macworld for a 
review when the D-220L hits the streets.) 

In the meantime, the $599 Apple 
QuickTake 200 ran a close second to the 
Olympus in image quality and bests it for 
features such as a close-up lens and 
removable storage. The QuickTake 200 
noses past the look-alike Fuji DS-7 — also 
an excellent camera — thanks to a more 
logical image-compression scheme and 
streamlined downloads. 

For a no-frills camera that produces 



surprisingly crisp shots, Agfa’s $299 
ePhoto 307 is your best bet. 

Given the stream of new models, 
enticing features, and competitive pric- 
ing, now is a great time to shop for a dig- 
ital camera, m 



JOHN GODDARD is a freelance writer, 
photographer, and former PC World editor now 
living in Prague. 



EDITORS* CHOICE 



The digital-camera market is changing too 
rapidly for us to pick an Editors' Choice. The best 
camera we tested, the Olympus D-200L, is 
being replaced by the D-220L. 



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resolution and from 24-bit to 30-bit color while dropping their 
prices — for some, to under $300. 

When it comes to performance and value, hardware specs 
and price tags alone do not tell the whole story. So Macworld 
Lab rounded up nine scanners that sell for under $600 on the 
street, put them on the test bench, and checked them all for 
speed. We also laid our test scans in front o^Macworld^ panel of 
graphics experts, who compared them for sharpness and color 
fidelity. Finally, we evaluated the devices* scanning utilities and 
other bundled software to see which scanner really gives you 
the most for your money. 

We didn’t find any giant-slayers among these cut-rate con- 
tenders; if you’re producing images for high-end publishing, 
you won’t find the level of features and image quality you need 
here. For Web and mainstream desktop publishing, though, we 
found some solid performers, and — surprise! — the best of them 
have neither the most impressive advertised specs nor the 
biggest price tags. 



SAY YOU'VE GOT A KILLER PRODUCT you want to pitch On your 
Web site. Or you have several new faces to introduce in your 
company newsletter. Or you’re writing a term paper on Italian 
Renaissance paintings. You know a picture is worth at least a 
thousand words, but how in the world do you get that picture 
into your desktop publishing project? 

For most people, the answer is a flatbed color scanner. These 
desktop devices can bring photos, illustrations, and even text 
right into your Macintosh. They don’t provide the mobility of a 
digital camera (for more on those, turn to the feature “Snap It,” 
in this issue). But they’re versatile, and with hot new Macs bring- 
ing image-editing muscle down to earth, and the latest ink-jet 
printers finally making the dream of cheap, high-quality color 
printing a reality (for more information see the feature “Print 
It,” also in this issue), it’s easy to understand the rising demand 
for good low-cost scanners. Competing to take advantage of the 
rising demand, vendors are beefing up the hardware specs on 
their entry-level models from 300-dots-per-inch to 600-dpi 



Details, Details 

Whether high end or low, all scanners work essentially the same 
way. The scanner has a transparent surface on which you mount 
your document. A light source illuminates the document, so the 
scanner’s optics — its network of lenses and mirrors — can “see” it. 
A transport mechanism moves the optics and light assembly over 
the document, projecting the image line by line onto the opti- 
cal sensors, which then turn the image into a sequence of tiny 
colored dots that you view and edit on screen. What distin- 
guishes an excellent scanner from a poor one are primarily the 
overall engineering and the quality of the components. 

The ability of a scanner to resolve fine details rests in part 
on how many dots per inch its sensors can capture — its optical 
resolution. The scanners in our survey have optical resolutions of 
either 300 or 600 dpi. Nowadays that’s far from state of the art, 
but it’s plenty for many tasks. Don’t be fooled by impressive- 
sounding specs for interpolated resolution. Interpolation is an 
after-the-fact, “fill-in-the-blanks” software function that’s of 
little practical value. 



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t the Picture? 

erform the same scanning operation on ten 
different scanners, and what do you get? Ten 
different results. Using either default or auto- 
matic settings — whichever produced better 
results — we scanned both our test image and 
an industry standard ITS color-calibration 
swatch on each of the scanners under scrutiny. 
Then we asked our service bureau to use a 
state-of-the-art drum scanner to do the same, 
and prepare a Matchprint as a reference (top 
row, far left). By comparing our scans with the 
Matchprint, you can see how much these scan- 
ners deviate from the ideals of color and detail 
resolution. 

Of course, none of these scans is perfect. 
But the closer an image is to perfect, the more 
likely It is that some judicious editing will make 
it right. Remember, you can't fix what isn't 
there, so while you might be able to correct the 
heavy color cast that the Microtek ScanMaker 
V300 Imposed, you can never get back the 
highlights that ScanMaker E6 didn't capture. 

Software tools also make a difference; while 
the Hewlett-Packard HP ScanJet 5p scan has 
color roughly comparable to that of the Umax 
Astra 600S, HP PictureScan's color-correction 
tools can't touch Umax VistaScan's. 





Professional Drum Scan A skilled tech- 
nician operating equipment that retails for 
$100,000 or more can achieve scans you 
couldn't hope to duplicate on even the 
best sub-$600 unit. The colors are true to 
the original and the details razor-sharp. 





Microtek ScanMaker E6 With colors 
close to the Apple Color OneScanner's, if 
a bit washed-out, and merely average 
detail resolution, the ScanMaker E6 relies 
on Microtek's clever ScanWizard soft- 
ware to elevate It to contender status. 



So, more optical resolution is better, 
right? Not necessarily. Your final image 
resolution is limited to what your output 
device can handle. For on-screen display 
at 72 dpi, as on a Web page, or for print- 
ing halftones to a 600-dpi monochrome 
printer, as in a typical newsletter, a scan- 
ning resolution over 300 dpi gets you 
nothing but bigger files and slower print- 
ing and image-editing performance. 
Higher optical resolution is important 
when you need to enlarge small originals, 
scan line art, or print to high-resolution 
output devices. If you don’t need those 
capabilities, don’t pay extra for them. 

There’s another reason higher opti- 
cal resolution doesn’t guarantee greater 
detail. Just as you won’t get a sharp photo 
from a camera with high-grade film and a 
blurry lens, so you won’t get fine detail 
from a scanner with high resolution and 



fuzzy optics. Inexpensive optics (and 
transport mechanisms) keep costs down 
but can also limit image quality. 

So, which of these scanners can real- 
ly sweat the details? Compare the output 
samples, especially the watermark on the 
note, texture of the fabric, ridges on the 
pear’s stem, and grain of the wooden 
frame. We did, and we found that, aside 
from Umax’s {www.U7nax.co7?i) 600-dpi 
Astra 1200S, the best detail in the scans 
came from the Agfa {www,agfaho77ie,co77i) 
SnapScan and the Microtek {www 
.v/ia‘otekiisa.co?77) ScanMaker V300 — both 
300-dpi scanners. 

Color Counts 

In an effort to yield more-accurate color, 
manufacturers are making scanners that 
capture more colors. A 24-bit scanner 
captures 8 bits (256 levels) each of red. 




Agfa SnapScan With Agfa's great soft- 
ie J ware, the SnapScan snaps a sharp pic- 
ture — look at the watermarked bill. 
However, it's a dark one, and note the 
brown tone of the pear and picture 




Microtek ScanMaker V300 The bar- 



jjfcjCy gain-priced ScanMaker V300 comes 
I ^ with great software and captures sur- 

prisingly good detail. Too bad the color 
is marred by a heavy blue cast. 



green, and blue — a total of 16.7 million 
colors; a 30-bit scanner, widi 10 bits (1024 
levels) per primary color, captures over a 
billion colors. 

But your Mac can’t display more than 
16.7 million colors, and few 30-bit scan- 
ners produce final scans with more than 
24 bits. Besides, 24-bit color is considered 
photo-realistic. So what’s the point of 
providing die extra bits? Simple: the last 
couple of bits per color tend to be inac- 
curate. If you increase the total number of 
bits in the scanner, the scanner software 
can toss out the extra bits and deliver a 
more accurate 24 bits. 

Simple in dieory, that is. In our tests 
of the 30-bit scanners, the Pacific Image 
Electronics {^ww .scan ace .co77t) ScanAce 
IPs colors were washed-out, the Microtek 
ScanMaker E6 had trouble with high- 
lights, and the Umax Astra 1200S had a 



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— Apple Color OneScanner 600/27 The 

b U,.’ j user-friendly OneScanner's dark colors 
i ^ better than the Umax Astra 

H 600S's, but otherwise the Apple scanner 

[ I gets nearly identical results for more than 

twice the price. 





Hewlett-Packard HP ScanJet 5p The 
ScanJet 5p's saturated colors are appeal- 
ingly eye-grabbing but not accurate. 
HP's feature-starved software is a big 
minus for anyone who wants to go past 
one-button scanning. 




La Cle Sllverscanner Pro The Silver- 
scanner Pro yields dimmer, greener colors 
than the others — note the yellows and 
highlights on the color target— and less 
detail. Maybe La Cie’s new software will 
help; the software we tested didn’t. 




Pacific Image Electronics ScanAce II 
The ScanAce M's washed-out. fuzzy 
scans and slow performance prove that 
30-bit color and 600-dpi resolution specs 
don't guarantee quality. 





Umax Astra 600S On balance, this is 
the best deal in the bunch. Its slightly blue 
scans fall just shy of the Color OneScan- 
ner's and ScanMaker E6's, yet the 600S 
costs about half as much as those 
machines. Plus, it has great software. 




Umax Astra 1200S The Astra 1200S 
- , captured the best detail and most accu- 

jfe rate color target, yet it reproduced the 
I dark green fabric as midnight blue. Not 
bad. but not worth twice as much as the 
Astra 600S. 



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tendency to go blue. Meanwhile, the 
24-bit Hewlett-Packard {www.hp.co?n/go/ 
ScanJet/) HP ScanJet 5p and 27-bit Apple 
{www.imagi7ig.apple.co7n) Color OneScan- 
ner 600/27 gave the 30-bit scanners a 
real run for their money. The distinction 
lies in how each scanner’s color tables 
translate what its optics see to the digital 
image you see on screen. Without fairly 
accurate tables, more bits just get you 
more wTong colors. 

While sharpness and color accuracy 
are the most important areas of scanner 
performance, speed also counts. Slow 
scans and previews hold up production. 
Fast previews are particularly critical 
because most of your interaction with the 
scanner — cropping, sharpening, basic 
color correction — is in the preview 
process. 

The Agfa SnapScan gets you to work 



on prescan editing fastest of all — more 
than three times faster than the sluggish 
ScanAce II. The Color OneScanner 
600/27 and Astra 1200S make good time 
in previews, too, as well as being the 
standouts in final color scanning time. 
(See the benchmark, “Color Scanners: 
Chomping at the Bits.”) The value of 
quick previews, though, depends largely 
on what you do with those previews once 
you’ve got them. 

Scanning Software and Options 

Great hardware won’t do you much good 
without software that lets you quickly and 
easily extract the best results your scan- 
ner can deliver. These scanners all include 
software that lets you bring images direct- 
ly into image-editing programs such as 
Adobe Photoshop. Finding and using the 
tools for such routine but critical func- 



tions as selecting the scan area, setting the 
scanning resolution, adjusting tonal 
range, and applying sharpening should 
be intuitive. Unfortunately, that’s not 
always the case. 

Good scanning plug-ins, such as 
Agfa’s FotoLook, Microtek’s Scan Wizard, 
and Umax’s VistaScan, achieve an effec- 
tive balance of power and usability so that 
you can fine-tune your scans without con- 
stantly thumbing the manual for direc- 
tion. Their many image-control options 
are easy to access and use, witli clear visu- 
al feedback so you know what you’ll get 
before you scan. 

VistaScan has the clearest interface, 
simple enough for a beginner to use with- 
out compromising on vital features. The 
highlight is its full, flexible automation for 
streamlined scanning that doesn’t stint 
on quality. 



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Agfa SnapScan 

Apple Color OneScanner 600/27 

Hewlett-Packard HP ScanJet 5p 

La Oe Sllverscanner Pro 

Microtek ScanMaker E6 

Microtek ScanMaker V300 

PIE Scan Ace II (tested with ArtScan) — 
PIE ScanAce II (tested with CyberView) 

Umax Astra 6(X)S 

Umax /Astral 200S 



Color Scanners: Chomping at the Bits 

The most important consideration in choosing a scanner is not speed, but image quality. Here, our panel 
gave the win to the two Umax scanners, with the Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 5p and Agfa SnapScan nabbing 
place and show. Speed has no bearing on the quality of your scans, but it can make a big difference in the 
quality of your scanning experience. These numbers show which scanners will have you tearing through 
work, and which tearing out your hair. The SnapScan lived up to its name on previews, while Apple's Color 
OneScanner 600/27 is the color scanning speed champ by a wide margin. The two sets of results for the 
PIE ScanAce II show that scanning software can determine speed: while JetSoffs ArtScan performs 
respectably on final scans, PIE's own CyberView could have you wondering if the scanner is plugged in. 

Speed results are in seconds; shorter bars are better. Image quality is based on a 5-point scale; longer bars are better. 

SPEED QUALITY 



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Behind Our Tests 



To test a scanner's speed. MacwoHd Lab measured the prescan time 
(in color and gray scale) and the final scan time for two 8.5-by-10- 
inch images, one color and one gray scale, at 300 dpi. All scanners 
were tested using their default settings. We allocated 30MB of RAM 
to Adobe Photoshop when a scanner plug-in was involved, or 30MB 
to the scanner applications themselves, so that disk access 
(performance of the hard drive) is not factored Into the timings. All 
tests were performed on a Macintosh 7500/100 (System 7.5.5) with 



64MB of RAM. a 256K L2 cache, a 17-inch Apple Multisync monitor 
set to millions of colors. 832 by 624. disk cache set to 1024K. virtual 
memory and RAM disk disabled, and AppleTalk enabled. 

To judge image quality, a panel subjectively evaluated scans 
from each product produced at its default settings. We rated each 
scanner for color fidelity, sharpness of detail, accurate gray 
reproduction, and highlight and shadow detail.— Macworld Lab 
testing supen/lsed by Jeff Sacllotto 



Low-Cost Scanners: The Good News Is Good Deals 



Price (list/ Optical Automatic 









company's 


Phone 


Maximum Scanning Resolution 


Maximum 


Document- 


Company 


Product 


Star Rating* 


estimated) 


Number 


Area (in inches) 


(in dpi) 


Color Depth 


Feeder Option 


Agfa 


SnapScan 


★★★/6.9 


$299/5299 


508/658-5600 


8.5x11.7 


300 


24-bit 


$250 (60 pages) 


Apple Computer 


Color OneScanner 
600/27 


★★★/6.3 


$629/5549 


408/996-1010 


8.5 X 11.5 
(8.5 X 14 with 
document feeder) 


300 


27-bit 


$359 (20 pages) 


Hewlett-Packard 


HP ScanJet 5p 


★★/5.2 


530/5449 


415/857-1501 


8.5 X 11.7 


300 


24-bit 


NA 


UCie 


Sllverscanner Pro 


★ ★/4.1 


N/K/5349 


503/844-4500 


8.5 X 11.67 


300 


24-bit 


NA 


Microtek 


ScanAAaker E6 


★ ★★/5.6 


NA/S299 


310/297-5000 


8.5 X 13 


600 


30-bit 


$400 (10 pages) 




ScanMaker V300 


★ ★★★/6.7 


NA/S149 


310/297-5000 


8.5 X 11.7 


300 


24-bit 


NA 


Pacific Image 
Electronics 


ScanAce II 


★★/3.5 


5399/S399 


310/214-5281 


8.5 X 14 


600 


30-bit 


$329 (50 pages) 


Umax 


HEDIT0R£CH0ICEH 


★ ★★★/7.8 


5299/5249 


510/651-4000 


8.5 X 14 


300 


30-bit 


NA 




Astra 1200S 


★ ★★★/7.0 


$549/5449 


510/651-4000 


8.5 X 14 


600 


30-bit 


NA 



NA m not available, * Based on features. Implementation, innovation, performance. reliabilitY, ease of use. and value. (Set Star Ratings section for full explanation.) 



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FotoLook has the widest range of fea- 
tures for the advanced user, such as an 
XTension for scanning directly into 
QuarkXPress. It’s a bit deep for begin- 
ners, though, so Agfa also includes Foto- 
Snap, a vastly simplified (but still func- 
tional) plug-in. 

ScanWizard looks cluttered at first, 
but once you adjust to it, you’ll find its 
tool set well stocked and sensibly orga- 
nized. If only you could switch between 
ScanWizard and Photoshop after scan- 
ning. Unfortunately, Scan Wizard’s dialog 
box is in a fixed position in front of the 
image, so you have to quit it to see the 
results, when you may want to make 
minor adjustments and rescan. 

Apple’s OneScanner Dispatcher is 
effectively geared toward the novice, but 
the lack of such features as prescan sharp- 
ening and gamma control limit its useful- 
ness for more advanced users. Flewlett- 
Packard’s PictureScan has virtually no 
image-control options beyond specifying 
one of four original document types: Pic- 
tures, OCR/Text, Fax, and Other. 

La Cie’s {www. lade. coin) Silverscan 
plug-in has inadequate sharpening and 
black- and white-point controls, and has 
an interface too confusing for even an 
experienced user to navigate. (At press 



time. La Cie was readying new software, 
which should be shipping by the time 
you read this.) Finally, Pacific Image Elec- 
tronics (PIE) offers two options — PIE 
CyberVicw and JetSoft ArtScan — both 
with highly uneven interfaces and weak 
feature sets. 

All the scanners include optical char- 
acter recognition (OCR) for converting 
scanned characters to editable text, and an 
entry-level image-editing program. 
Microtek, PIE, and Umax bundle the full 
version of Photoshop for about $150 to 
$200 extra; La Cie offers Photoshop LE 
for $100. If you intend to do extensive 
OCR work, consider a scanner with an 
optional automatic document feeder for 
scanning multiple pages. But if you’re 
tempted by the optional transparency 
adapters several vendors offer, remember 
that transparency scans typically require 
substantial enlargement, so even a 600- 
dpi scanner is barely adequate (see the 
table, “Low-Cost Scanners: The Good 
News Is Good Deals”). 

AAacworld's Buying Advice 

It’s hard to beat the Umax Astra 600S 
for its good balance of color accuracy, 
preview speed, strong software, and value. 
Close behind are the Microtek Scan- 



Maker V300 and Agfa SnapScan, which 
haven’t the Astra 600S’s color accuracy 
but beat it on sharpness and, like the 
Astra 600S, have good software. All tliree 
have irresistibly low prices — the lowest 
in our survey. The highest quality for 
the lowest cost? Now that’s a picture we 
really like, m 



PETER M STOLLER iafcpeters@aol.eom) is a 
consultant to America Online's Mac OS Resource 
Center. 



EDITORS' CHOICE 



★ ★★★/7.8 Umax Astra 600S With its good 
color fidelity and software usability on the one 
hand, and its low image noise and price on the 
other, the Astra 600S is our top choice fora low- 
cost scanner. Company: Umax Technologies 
(510/651-4000, www.umax.com). Company's 
estimated price: $249. 



REAL PRODUCTS REAL RATINGS 



Reviews you can trust Unlike other publi- 
cations, Macworld rates only final shipping 
products, not prototypes. What we review is 
what you can actually buy. 



Umax Parrots Reality 



Transparency 

Adapter 

Option 


Included 

Software 


$200 

(8X10 in.) 


Agfa FotoLook, FotoSnap, and FotoFlavon Caere 
OmniPage LE; MIcroFrontier Color It; ULead SoftCopy 


NA 


Acquire Scan Module (Adobe Photoshop ptug-in); 
Apple OneScanner Dispatcher; Xerox TextBridge 
PageManager LE; Postcards for the Net 


NA 


Adobe Photoshop LE; Caere OmniPage Lite OCR; 
HP PictureScan, ScanJet Copy, Scanner Calibration 
and Utilities; VIsloneer PaperPort 


NA 


Adobe Photoshop LE (prepress only); La Cie Silverscan 
plug-in, driver, and control panel; Xerox TextBridge 


5299 


Adobe Photoshop or MIcroFrontier Color It; Caere Omni- 
Page LE or Xerox TextBridge Pro; AAiootek ScanWizard 


NA 


Caere OmniPage LE; MkroFrontier Color It; 
Microtek ScanWizard; Visloneer PaperPort 


$379 

(8.5X13 In.) 


Adobe Photoshop; JetSoft ArtScan; MIcroFrontier Color It; 
PIE CyberVlew; TextBridge Classic 


NA 


Adobe PhotoDeluxe; NewSoft Presto PageManager; 
Umax VistaScan 


$249 

(8.5x11 In.) 


Adobe PhotoDeluxe or Photoshop; NewSoft Presto 
PageAAanager; Umax VistaScan 




Umax Vista S-E6 



Umax Astra 600S 



When Macworld evaluated scanners earlier this year ("Scan- 
ning for the Rest of Us," Macworld, March 1997), the Edi- 
tors’ Choice award went to the Umax Vista S-6E (left), a nifty 
little performer that retailed for an affordable $345. Shortly 
thereafter, Umax replaced the Vista S-6E with the Astra 600S, 
list priced at $299, and we were besieged by readers wanting 
to know whether the new product was really an improve- 
ment on the old. Sure enough, our test scan from the Astra 
600S was slightly but noticeably brighter and sharper than that 
from the Vista S-6E. 



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FOR SHUTTERBUGS WHO OWN Macintoshes, this is a wonderful 
time to be alive. The Mac has been a digital-imaging demon for 
years, but the key hardware — scanners, digital cameras, color 
printers — has been geared toward publishing professionals and 
priced accordingly. Today, you can buy a scanner, digital cam- 
era, and color printer for less than Si 000 (see the features “Scan 
It,” “Snap It,” and “Print It,” in this issue). 

But hardware is only half die picture. No matter how great 
the image, there’s always room for improvement — flaws to fix, 
colors to correct. To manipulate your images — resize and 
retouch, crop and color-correct — ^you need the right software 
tools. Most professionals turn to Adobe Photoshop for its 
unmatched editing features and support for four-color printing, 
but for die price, you could buy a scanner and a digital camera. 
Plus, it demands a fast Mac with plenty of memory and hard-disk 
^ space, and its learning curve is as steep as a San Francisco street. 
[ Besides, for routinely cleaning up scans and digital snapshots, 
I Photoshop’s industrial-strength capabilities are overkill. 




Digital Cameras p. 89 | Scanners p. 99 | Color Printers p. 115 



Top low-cost image editors 
sharpen your best shots 



by Jim Heid 



Bantamweight Bargains 

Fortunately, the mushrooming popularity of low-cost digital 
cameras and scanners has led to a corresponding boom in inex- 
pensive imaging software. If you simply want to do some 
retouching, you may already have everything you need: many 
scanners and digital cameras include entry-level imaging soft- 
ware, most often Adobe PhotoDeluxe or Photoshop LE (for lim- 
ited edition). 

In addition to these standbys, numerous programs provide 
solid editing features but won’t tax your budget, your Mac, or 
your brain. Some of these VolksPhotoshops even perform tricks 
that Photoshop can’t, such as creating calendars and automati- 
cally fixing scratches. So here’s a guide to stocking an economi- 
cal imaging toolbox, along with a set of cheat sheets for the 
most common scanning and image-manipulation tasks. Even if 
you’re an imaging professional, you might find a useful addition 
to your toolbox here. 

I tested six imaging programs ranging from $19.95 to 
$149.95 (see the table “Imaging Software That Does More for 
Less”). The selection breaks down into these broad categories. 

Programs That Wanna Hold Your Hand 

A rogues’ gallery of common flaws plagues digital photos, rang- 
ing from inaccurate color balance to scratches and dust. If you 
want software that fixes those for you, look at Adobe’s {wvrw.adobe 
.coni) $49 PhotoDeluxe 1.1, MetaCreations’ {www.metan'eations 
.co?n) $49.95 Kai’s Photo Soap 1.0, and PictureWorks’ {www. 
pictureworks.com) $129.95 HotShots 1.0. All three automatically 
correct flaws such as inaccurate color balance. All three also 
enable you to add special elements such as simulated frames, 
clip-art cartoons, and calendars to images. 

PhotoDeluxe operates in two modes: Guided Activities and 
On Your Own. In Guided Activities mode, tabbed windows 
walk you through image-repair jobs and design projects ranging 
from calendars to head replacement (always a favorite), in which 
the program helps you perform digital noggin surgery. On Your 
Own mode is aptly named: it provides a solid subset of Photo- 
shop’s features, but when you use them you’re truly on your 



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Scanning Photographs 




Fixing a Fuzzy Photo 

To sharpen a fuzzy image, apply a sharpening 
filter immediately after the scan. Strangely, the 
best filter to use for this task is called Unsharp 
Masking, which most imaging programs pro- 
vide. Experiment with its controls to find the 
best settings for the image. You’ve gone over- 
board if you see odd artifacts such as halos 
around the image’s sharp areas. If that happens, 
choose Undo and try a lower value. 



BEFORE you even switch on your 
scanner, make sure its glass scan 
bed is spotless. You'll get a sharp- 
er scan with fewer flaws to correct 
if you first wipe down the scanner 
with glass cleaner and a soft, lint- 
free cloth or paper towels. Be sure 
the glass is completely dry before 
positioning your photo. 

The first, and one of the most 
important, decisions you face 
when scanning involves choosing 
the appropriate resolution. The 



scan’s number of 
dots per inch (dpi) 
will affect the 
image’s file size 
and can have an 
impact on the qual- 
ity of the final 
product. See the 
table "What Reso- 
lution Should You 
Use?’’ for some 
expert guidelines on scanning 
images for various types of out- 
put. (In fact, why not cut It 



out right now and post it some- 
where near your scanner for easy 
reference?) 



Inexpensive scanners some- 
times yield fuzzy and speckled 
Images, almost as though some- 



own — few are even mentioned in Photo- 
Deluxe’s colorhil but slim manual. 

Kai’s Photo Soap is the kind of some- 
thing-completely-different program for 
which MetaCreations is known. Forget 
standard tool palettes and dialog boxes — 
Soap’s interface uses beautifully designed, 
photo-realistic tools and futuristic con- 
trols. But mastering this exotic interface is 
difficult and often frustrating, and Soap’s 
manual is lean on details. 

Soap has flashes of brilhance. You can 
selectively erase changes to an image, for 



instance, and when you zoom in for fine 
detail work, the program inserts addi- 
tional pixels to make the image easy to 
work with. But there are also lapses. Most 
notably, when you choose Quit, the pro- 
gram doesn’t ask if you want to save 
changes. And Soap is not for lightweight 
Macs. It demands at least 12MB of free 
memory', and prefers 20MB. Even using a 
200MHz 603e-based system, I found 
Soap’s performance to be only acceptable. 
In contrast, both PhotoDeluxe and Hot- 
Shots run on 680X0 Macs. 



Hotshots strikes a happy balance 
between hand-holding and power. Its 
SmartPix mode automatically enhances 
an image. First you specify what kind of 
device captured the image. (SmartPix 
supports dozens of digital cameras and 
scanners, and a plug-in system lets you 
add profiles as they become available.) 
Next, check a few boxes to describe the 
conditions under which the image was 
taken — indoors or outdoors, with or 
without flash, and so on. HotShots then 
adjusts the image’s color balance and 



Enhancing Digital Photos 



2 ™ 



fFhings You Should Do 



I Lighthouse ^2.pict (RGB, 1:1) | 




0 1:1 0 



Radius: [a | plnels 
^ 




Gaussian Blur in Photoshop LE 



Remove That 
Red-Eye 

Red-eye occurs when 
light from a camera’s 
flash reflects off the 
retinas of the sub- 
ject’s eyes, creating 
an unnerving reddish 
glow. One way to 
remove red-eye Is to 
paint over it with an 
imaging program’s 
paintbrush. (Zooming 
in first will make it 
much easier to see 
what you’re doing.) 

Another way is to 
select the red areas 
using the program’s 
magic-wand selection 
tool, and then change the 
color. Adobe PhotoDeluxe’s 
Guided Activities mode has a 
red -eye-removal feature that 
uses this second technique. 

Photo Soap and HotShots 
have terrific red-eye-removal 



tools— just paint across the red 
spots. Soap’s tool even lets you 
colorize the eyes, changing 
them to brown, blue, or hazel. 

Correct Color Balance 

Photos taken under poor light- 



ing conditions or under 
fluorescent lights may 
have an unpleasant color 
cast. HotShots has the 
best color-correction 
feature; Photo Soap 
does a good job, too. 

AAinimizing Artifacts 

Images captured with 
digital cameras often 
contain compression ar- 
tifacts where sharp 
edges meet (for exam- 
ple, a tree against a blue 
sky). You can minimize 
these artifacts by apply- 
ing a slight blur to the 
image. The Gaussian 
Blur filter in Photoshop 
LE (and, of course, the full 
Photoshop version) does a 
particularly nice job; try blur 
values of 0.4 or 0.5. Your goal 
is to minimize the artifacts 
without making the Image 
look out of focus. 



Cropping 

Improve the composition of an 
image by cropping out detritus that 
detracts from the primary subject. 

Cropping techniques vary from 
program to program. In Photoshop 
LE, select the cropping tool, then 
draw a selection rectangle that 




Rather than place your subject dead-cen- 
ter, use the photographer’s rule of thirds: 
divide your photo into thirds horizontally 
and vertically, and position the primary 
subject over one of the four intersecting 
points, as shown here. 



108 November 1 997 MACWORLD 






one had sprinkled a dusting 
of cinnamon across them. And 
if you've scanned a photograph 
from a book or magazine, you 
will notice remnants of the 
image's halftone dots, which 
can produce unattractive moir6 
patterns when you print the 
image. 

Speckles and flecks are 
often a form of scanner-induced 
noise — fluctuations in the light 
source, electrical interference, 
and so on. To remove these 




Automatic Image 
Enhancement 
As for those halftone 
dots in images scanned 
from publications, many 
scanner drivers provide 
descreening features 
that remove them. 
Extensis Intellihance also 
descreens. 



unsightly distractions, use a 
despeckling filter; PhotoDeluxe, 
Photoshop LE, and Color It all 



provide one. The despeckling 
operation smooths all of the 
image except for sharp edges. 



Should You Use? 



If your 


scan at 


destination 


this 


is 


resolution 


a 300-dpl 


100 to 120 dpi 


printer 




a 600-to- 


150 dpi 


725-dpi 




printer 





a Web site 72 dpi 



intensity. Other operating modes let you 
tweak an image and apply special effects 
by choosing from small thumbnail views. 

HotShots also has unmatched Inter- 
net links — it can launch your browser and 
take you to numerous photography-relat- 
ed sites and newsgroups. And Picture- 
Works’ NetCard lets you e-mail digital 
postcards — voice-annotated, even. 

Lean, AAean Imaging Machines 

Perhaps you don’t need hand-holding but 
are simply looking for an affordable, 



approachable image editor that doesn’t 
require a supercomputer to run. If that’s 
the case, turn to MicroFrontier (www 
.iiiicrofi’ontkr.covi). No other company 
offers a broader range of reasonably 
priced, powerfiil image editors. 

Color It 3.2 from MicroFrontier 
($149.95) is a remarkably capable editor 
that runs in as little as 1.4MB of RAM 
(Photoshop 4.0 requires more than SMB). 
Color It provides a Photoshop-class array 
of tools and wraps them within an 
approachable interface. The program’s 



biggest gap is its lack of support for image 
layers, essential for combining images. 
(MicroFrontier promises that its S349 
Enhance 4.0, due to ship this fall, will sup- 
port layers.) But Color It also has unique 
strengths, such as the ability to create and 
manipulate text directly on the image 
(rather than haWng to type it into a dia- 
log box, as in Photoshop and PhotoDe- 
luxe), and commands for creating image 
maps, used for Web-site navigation. 

wwwArt 2.0 from MicroFrontier pro- 
vides a streamlined set of features geared 



to Every Image 



encompasses material you want 
to keep. (Fine-tune the selec- 
tion's size by dragging its han- 
dles.) Finally, click anywhere 
within the selection. PhotoDe- 
luxe and Hotshots work similarly. 
In Color It, create a selection 
and then choose Crop To Selec- 



tion from the Image menu. In 
Soap, use the crop bars in the 
Prep Room. 

Retouching 

This phase involves removing 
scratches and blemishes and per- 
haps even distracting elements. 



such as the utility poles and wires 
that foul a beautiful view. 

Most programs also provide 
a smudge tool, which is useful for 
blending cloned areas and 
smoothing imperfections. Pencil 
and paintbrush tools are valuable 
for detail work. To remove a 



blemish using them, first use the 
program's eyedropper tool to 
pick up the color directly adjacent 
to the blemish, then paint over 
the blemish. 

The preceding steps work in 
Photoshop LE, Hotshots, and 
Color It. 




The most useful retouching tool is the rubber-stamp tool, which enables you to copy, or done, one 
portion of an Image to another area. Activate the tool, point to the area you want to clone, and 
option-click on it. Then drag across the area you want to paint over, as illustrated here. 




Characteristically, Photo Soap marches to a different 
beat. In addition to a clone tool, it has a heal tool that 
fixes scratches by pulling in pixels from adjacent areas. It 
works beautifully for areas in which there are no fine 
details — such as a scratch across a blue sky — but where 
details are present, the clone tool does a better job. 



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Imaging Software That Does More for Less 



Company 


Product 


star Rating ' 


List Price 


Phone 


Comments 


Adobe Systems 


PhotoDeluxe 1.1 


★ ★■Ar/5.5 


$49.00 


408/536-6000 


Some nice hand-holding features, but advanced 
modes are complex and completely undocumented. 




EDITORS* CHOICE 










Extensis 


Intellihance 3.0 


★ ★★★/8.1 


$99.95 


503/274-2020 


Image-enhancement plug-in for Photoshop. Photoshop 
LE, and PhotoDeluxe delivers outstanding results. 


MetaCreations 


Kai's Photo Soap 1.0 


★ ★★★/7.5 


$49.95 


805/566-6220 


Has slick features and a gorgeous but complex 
interface — and demands a fast Power Mac. 




■H EDITORS' CHOICE 










MicroFrontier 


Color It 3.2 


★ ★★★/7.6 


$149.95 


515/270-8109 


Bargain-priced image editor is fully featured 
yet runs well on low-end Macs. 




wwwArt 2.0 


-Ar^-A-Ar/Z.l 


$19.95 


515/270-8109 


Simple, bargain-priced editor excels at making Web graphics. 




EDITORS' CHOICE 










PictureWorks 


Hotshots 1.0 


★ ★★★/7.7 


$129.95 


510/855-2001 


Combines excellent device-specific image-enhancement 



features with strong manual editing tools. 



•Based on features, implementation, innovation, ease of use. and value. (See Star Ratings section for full explanation.) 



toward producing Web-site graphics — for 
Si 9.95 (that’s no tyi^o). You can create both 
client-side and server-side image maps 
(see Media, Macworld, July and August 
1996). The Get Info command provides 
estimated download times; the Preview In 
Browser command automatically switch- 
es to your browser and opens the current 
image; and the HTML To Clipboard com- 
mand creates the appropriate <img> tag, 
complete with height and width attributes. 

Janitor on a Disk 

Intellihance 3.0 from Extensis ($99.95; 
www.exte7isis.com) is the one image- 
cleanup specialist I tested. A plug-in mod- 
ule for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop LE, 
and PhotoDeluxe, Intellihance doesn’t fix 
isolated problems such as scratches or 



red-eye; rather, it sharpens, color-cor- 
rects, and optimizes an image’s overall 
appearance. Click on its Enhance Image 
button and then sit back and marvel. 
Intellihance is a miracle worker. 

/Wacworld's Buying Advice 

The latest imaging programs make great 
results easier — and less expensive — to get 
than ever before. Which one is for you? 
Among the hand-holders, Kai’s Photo 
Soap is a gorgeous, often-brilliant program 
that’s also reasonably priced, but it isn’t 
easy to learn and it demands a well-en- 
dowed Mac. Adobe PhotoDeluxe is a capa- 
ble package, but its advanced features are 
difficult to use and it lacks PictureWorks 
HotShots’ array of automatic fix-ups. 

For a low^-cost, all-purpose image edi- 



tor, MicroFrontier’s Color It is unbeat- 
able. It eats RAM like a bird, yet it does 
everything most people need (except, as 
noted, support layers). 

And if you already own Photoshop, 
Photoshop LE, or PhotoDeluxe, pick up 
Extensis’s Intellihance. There isn’t a bet- 
ter way to automate your image-enhance- 
ment jobs. If Photoshop LE or PhotoDe- 
luxe came with your scanner or digital 
camera, Intellihance is an ideal add-on. 

Pick up these tools and and practice 
the tips and techniques you see illustrat- 
ed here. You’ll be well on your way toward 
picture-perfect pixels, m 



Contributing editor and Media columnist JIM 
H BID'S first imaging program was MacPaint, which 
he beta-tested before the Mac was introduced. 



Preparing Photos for Web Publishing 



pREPPiNc photos for the 
Web involves saving 
them in JPEG format, 
which compresses images 
for faster downloading. 
(GIF, the other popular 
Web-graphics format, 
isn't suitable for photos; 
see Media, May 1996.) 
Reducing the image 
dimensions also speeds 
download. 

Save in a Native 
Format 

Before compressing and 
resizing an image, save It 
in its native format — for 
example, PICT. But retain 



a full-resolution, full-size 
version of the Image for 
possible future use. 

Resize 

Generally, keep Web 
graphics under 400 pix- 
els in either width or 
height — smaller is faster. 
Use your imaging soft- 
ware's Scale or Image 
Size command to resize. 
Be sure to maintain the 
image's original propor- 
tions, lest it appear 
stretched or squished. 
Most resize dialog boxes 
have a check box labeled 
Maintain Proportions or 



Keep Aspect Ratio. 
Check this box, and you 
need enter a value for 
only one dimension; the 
program figures out the 
other. 

Save as JPEG 
JPEG offers several quali- 
ty options, usually 
labeled Low, Medium, 
and High. Start at Low — 
results can be surprising- 
ly good, and the space 
savings can be astonish- 
ing. If the image is unsat- 
isfactory, return to the 
original file and try 
Medium. 



EDITORS’ CHOICE 



Low-Cost Image Editors 

★ Color It 3.2 This trim and efficient pro- 
gram provides solid editing features and runs well on 
slower Macs. Company: MicroFrontier (515/270-8109, 
www.microfrontier.com). List price: $149.95. 

★ ★★★/7.7 Hotshots 1.0 This versatile, approach- 
able program combines direct support for numerous 
scanners and digital cameras with easy-to-use, effective 
Image-enhancement features. Company: PictureWorks 
Technology (510/855-2(X)1, www.pictureworks.com). 
List price: $129.95. 

Image-Enhancement Plug-In 

★ ★★★/8.1 Intellihance 3.0 This Photoshop-format 
plug-in provides one-button image enhancement. Com- 
pany: Extensis (503/274-2020, www.extensis.com). List 
price: $99.95. 



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by Joseph Schorr 




YOU'VE CREATED GORGEOUS color images on your Mac — 
scanned in or captured with a digital camera. Now comes the 
budget-minded digital artist’s biggest challenge: how to print 
those images so diey look every bit as sharp and vibrant on paper 
as they do on screen — without spending thousands on a printer. 

Suqirisingly, the perfect solution may be a low-cost color ink- 
jet printer. Forget about the washed-out colors, fiizzy resolution, 
and messy ink smears of yesterday’s ink-jets; the best of these 
compact personal printers can produce rich, dazzling color 
images at a crisp 720 or 1440 dots per inch, delivering output eas- 
ily rivaling that of color laser printers. 

Of course, these machines aren’t as fast as laser printers, 
which can spit out up to five color pages per minute. They’re 
also not PostScript printers, so to output Adobe Illustrator or 
Macromedia FreeHand files at high resolution you’ll need addi- 
tional PostScript-rendering sofhvare, which costs around $100. 

To find the best low-cost options for printing high-quality 
digital images, Macworld Lab tested nine color ink-jet printers, 



all priced under $500: Apple Computer’s {www.apple.com) three 
newest StyleWriters; three outstanding printers from Epson 
America {www.epson.cota); and new models from Flewlett-Packard 
{www.hp.co7?j), Canon {www.ccsi.canon.com)., and Mps USA {jmvw 
.alpsnsa.com). (The Alps printer technically isn’t an ink-jet — it uses 
dry-ink ribbons, but it aims at the same market.) 

First Priority: Quality 

What counts most when you’re printing color graphics, espe- 
cially photos, is image quality. You want to see rich, accurate 
colors; smooth gradients; and sharp focus. 

You get all of the above with Epson’s ink-jets, which have 
redefined what we e.xpect from these printers. The Stylus Photo 
in particular towered over its rivals in our Adobe Photoshop 
and Illustrator tests, with the clearest images and truest colors. 

The Stylus Photo is the only ink-jet available that uses a sLx- 
ink system instead of the usual four-ink system. In addition to 
cyan, magenta, and yellow, it uses a light c)^an and a light magen- 
ta ink to yield smooth transitions and more-accurate colors. 
You get rich, vibrant, photo-quality output, especially when you 
print on Epson’s photo-quality glossy paper or its top-of-the-line 
(and expensive) glossy film. 

Epson’s two other ink-jets, the Stylus Color 600 and 800, also 
rendered superior results in our quality tests, delivering sharp, 
clear prints witli smooth color transitions and beautiful color. 
Both can print at a maximum resolution of 1440 by 720 dpi, but 
we didn’t find the higher-resolution images much better than 
the 720-by-720-dpi ones. While both offer the same resolution, 
the 800 has more ink nozzles, a faster print engine, and a faster 
serial port for improved speed. The 800’s separate black ink car- 
tridge is also larger, so you don’t have to replace it as often. 

The Quality Challenge 

The Canon BJC-4550 and the Apple Color StyleWriter 4500 
and 6500 also offer a photo-quality mode, but these, unlike the 
Epsons, use special ink kits in place of standard ink cartridges. 
Switching from standard to photo-quality markedly improves 
these printers’ output, especially when you print on glossy photo 



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Ink-Jets Deliver 
Top-Notch Output 

We were delighted with the photo- 
graphic-quality output that the 
newest ink-jet printers can produce. 
To compare output, we scanned two 
samples from each of the printers: 
an Illustrator file printed on plain 
paper using the printer’s default 
setting and the same file printed on 
photographic paper using the print- 
er's best setting. Notice how crisp 
the results are on the photographic 
paper, but remember this is a more 
expensive and time-consuming 
option. When shopping for a printer, 
insist on seeing output on plain 
paper using the default setting, 
since that’s what you’ll probably use 
more frequently. 




Original Image For comparison purposes, here is 
the test Illustrator file sent directly to a 2400-dpi 
imagesetter, without the intermediate steps of print- 
ing on an ink-jet printer and scanning. 



PUin Pap«r Photofnphlc Pap«r 

Canon BJC-4550 The BJC-4550 is the only tabloid- 
size printer in this price range, but it's slow. Special 
Inks are available for photo printing, but the color 
banding and grainy output are disappointing. 




PUJn Pap*r Ptiotojfaphk Paper 



Alps MD-1000 The MD-1000's dry-ink ribbons 
produce washed-out, lifeless colors. This slow, quirky 
printer connects via a SCSI port and offers poor out- 
put on plain paper. 




Plain Paper Photographic Paper 



Epson Stylus Photo The Stylus Photo offers the 
smoothest color transitions, even on plain paper, 
thanks to its six-ink printing system. It produces the 
best photo-quality output available in this price range. 





paper, but the results still couldn’t quite 
compare to the Stylus Photo’s images. 

Remember, too, that the Stylus Photo 
is revved up for high-quality photo print- 
ing right out of the box; you don’t have to 
buy special ink cartridges, and you never 
have to swap standard and photo ink car- 
tridges, as you do with the StyleWriters. 

The Alps MD-1000 dry-ink printer 
also claims to offer photo-realistic output at 
a resolution of 1200 by 600 dpi, but the 



results were disappointing. The MD-1000 
uses a system of four dry^-ink cartridges 
resembling typewriter ribbons. In our tests, 
the cartridges sometimes left streaks on the 
pages. Also, images generally appeared 
washed-out, lacking intensity; blacks 
weren’t very deep, and colors were dithered. 

Unlike its costlier cousin the MD- 
2300, the MD-1000 doesn’t use Alps 
photo-quahty inks, whose dye-sublimation 
technology produces dazzling photograph- 



ic results. To make matters worse, the MD- 
1000 did a very poor job on plain paper. 
This printer’s one strength is text, which 
was razor-sharp on high-quality paper. 

Better at Text 

For printing black text on any kind 
of paper, the Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 
870Cse is one of the best ink-jet printers; 
even in its default mode, the 870Cse pro- 
duced better-looking text than all the 



The Spectrum of Ink-Jet Options 











1 MAXIMUM RESOLUTION I 


1 MAXIMUM PRINT SPEED 


1 COST OF INK CARTRIDGES 










(IN DPI) 
















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Company 


Product 


Rating* 


Price 


White 


Color 


White 


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White 


Color 


Alps 


MD-1000 


■^★★/5.5 


$399 


600x1200 


600X1200 


240 characters 


NP 


$6.99 


$6.99 each for cyan, 


408/432-6000 












per second 






magenta, and yellow 


Apple Computer 


Color StyleWriter 4100 


★ ★★/6.2 


$240 


600 X 600 


600 X 300 


4 ppm 


1.5 ppm 


$29.00 


$29.00 


408/996-1010 


Color StyleWriter 4500 


★ ★★/6.9 


$340 


600 x 600 


600X300 


5 ppm 


1 .7 ppm; 0.25 ppm 
PhotoGrade 


$29.00 


$29.00 




Color StyleWriter 6500 


★★★★/7.7 


$470 


600X600 


600X300 


8 ppm 


4 ppm 


$29.00 


$29.00 (cyan, magenta, and 
yellow); $35.00 (PhotoGrade) 


Canon 

714/438-3000 


BJC-4550 


★ ★★/63 


$499 


720 X 360 


720 X 360 


5 ppm 


1 ppm 


$29.99 


$49.95 (photo ink) 


Epson 


Stylus Color 600 


★ ★★★/8.9 


$299 


1440 X 720 


1440 X 720 


6 ppm 


4 ppm 


$24.95 


$29.95 (six-color) 


310/782-0770 


Stylus Color 800 


★ ★★★/8.9 


$449 


1440 X 720 


1440 X 720 


8 ppm 


7 ppm 


$29.95 


$29.95 (six-color) 




■ EDITORS' CHOICE^^H 




















Stylus Photo 


★ ★★★★/9.1 


$499 


720 X 720 


720 X 720 


NP 


3x5 photo, 

90 seconds/8 X 10, 
under 6 minutes 


$24.95 


$24.95 (six-color) 


Hewlett-Packard 

408/571-2304 


DeskJet 870Cse 


★ ★★★/7.8 


$399 


600 x 600 


600X300 


8 ppm (text) 


4 ppm 


$32.95 


$34.95 



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PUIn Pap*r PtiotograpMc Pap«r 



Apple Color StyleWrIter 4100 This low-priced 
printer gives you what you expect — mediocre output, 
mediocre speed. With no PhotoGrade option, its best 
output is crude compared to that of the other models. 




Ptaifi Pap«r PltotofrapMc P«p«f 



Epson Stylus Color 600 The 600 delivers virtually 
the same great output as the Stylus 800, but it’s slow- 
er and doesn’t support the optional Ethernet 
upgrade. At less than $300, it’s an excellent value. 




PUIn Papar Photographic Papar 



Apple Color StyleWrIter 4500 The 4500 offers 
vivid colors and Improved text printing over earlier 
StyleWriters but produces crude color transitions and 
grainy output, especially on plain paper. 




PUIn Papor Photographic Papar 



Epson Stylus Color 800 Crisp edges, fine resolu- 
tion, and rich color saturation make the Stylus 800 a 
great all-purpose printer. It’s also got a speedy print 
engine and optional Ethernet support. 




PUitt Papar Photographic Papar 



Apple Color StyleWrIter 6500 Apple’s best Style- 
Writer produces decent photo output when you use 
the PhotoGrade ink cartridge. On plain paper, out- 
put Is washed-out and grainy. 




Ptaki Papar Photographic Papar 



HP DeskJet 870Cse The 870Cse is a fast and 
dependable printer for printing black text, but even 
on high-quality jobs image output is grainy, with 
poor color reproduction. 



other printers in highest-quality mode. 

The DeskJet 870Cse, the big winner 
when Marivorld last tested ink-jets (see 
“Color Ink-Jet Jewels,” February 1997), 
didn’t fare as well this time around be- 
cause its color output paled next to the 
photographic richness and clarity of the 
Epson printers’ output. In Photoshop 
tests, for e.xample, the DeskJet printout 
was relatively crude, with garish colors 
and lots of dithering. 



Given that the newest StyleWriters 
are all built around Hewlett-Packard 
print engines, it’s no surprise that their 
output closely resembles that of the Desk- 
Jet 870Cse. The 4500 and 6500 both did 
a great job on text — much better than the 
old Style Writer 2500, which they re- 
placed — but they produced less-than- 
stunning color images. Using standard 
(instead of PhotoGrade) inks, the 6500 
managed to produce slightly better out- 



put than the HP, though still inferior to 
any of the Epson printers’. 

Speed — or Lack Thereof 

Ink-jet printing is inherently slow; pages 
are printed line by line as a bulky ink car- 
tridge and print head slide back and forth 
across each sheet of paper. You have to 
think in terms of minutes per page instead 
of pages per minute. 

The fastest printer we tested, the Sty- 



The Money of Color 



YOU DON'T HAVE to Spend a lot to set 
yourself up with a photo-realistic 
color ink-jet printer, but if you plan 
to do a lot of color printing, you'd 
better have a generous budget for 
paper and ink. Photo-quality out- 
put of this type comes at a price. 

Don't Waste Ink 

A $24.95 color cartridge for the 
Epson Stylus Photo is rated to last 
190 pages, but that's assuming 
you cover just 15 percent of each 
page (an area about the size of a 
floppy disk) with ink and that you 
print at just 360 dpi. Print a batch 
of 8-by-10 glossy photos at 720 
dpi and the same cartridge may 
not last for more than 60 pages; 



meaning that you use up 41 cents' 
worth of ink every time you print 
a page. 

Printing with the Canon's 
small ink tanks can cost even 
more. The Photo Bubble Jet Car- 
tridge runs $49.95 and lasts for 
only about 90 pages — again, at 
only 15 percent coverage. On 
larger, color-saturated images, you 
could end up replacing the car- 
tridge every 20 pages or so. 

Hewlett-Packard's DeskJet 
870Cse, with its larger-capacity ink 
tanks, is the most economical of 
the Ink-jets we looked at. The 
DeskJet's $34.95 color cartridge is 
rated to last for 450 pages at 15 
percent coverage. 



Spring for Paper 

Then there's paper. All these print- 
ers support plain-paper printing, 
but to get photo-quality results 
you must spring for higher-grade 
ink-jet or photo papers, which cost 
considerably more than plain 
paper. Plain paper absorbs too 
much ink, resulting in fuzzier 
images and oversaturation that 
causes the paper to warp. 

Epson's photo-quality glossy 
paper is about 65 cents per sheet. 
The photo-quality glossy film (for 
highest-quality prints) costs $2.13 
per sheet. Canon's high-resolution 
paper costs about 14.4 cents per 
sheet, while the high-gloss film 
runs $1 .40 per sheet. 



Money-Saving Tips 

Whenever possible, use these 
printers in their lower- resolution 
proofing modes, printing at 180 or 
360 dpi Instead of 720 dpi; you'll 
use a lot less ink. Switching simply 
involves choosing a different qual- 
ity setting in the Print dialog box. 

Also, do all your test prints and 
early proofs on plain paper instead 
of the higher-priced photo paper. 
(The printers have only one paper 
tray, but It's easy to swap paper.) 
The colors won't be as vibrant, but 
you'll get a good idea of what your 
final output will look like. The 
Epson printers again emerge as 
winners; they yield the best results, 
even when printing to plain paper. 





Which Ink-Jet Is Worth the Wait? 

As these test results show, there are two kinds of color ink-jet printers — slow and really slow. All of these printers 
keep you waiting, but only a few of them— namely, the Epson printers— make the wait worthwhile. The Stylus 
800 generated some of the best-quality output and was also the fastest overall in default mode. While not as fast, 
the Stylus Photo produced superior photographic output in its best setting. On the other hand, the Canon BJC- 
4550 and Alps MD-1000 were losers all around, with slow print engines and disappointing output. 

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Epson Stylus Color 600 
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Behind Our Tests 



Macworld Lab tested the speed of each printer using a series of test files 
representative of typical home- and office-oriented jobs, including a ten- 
page Microsoft Word text-only document using one font; a two-page 
text-only Word file with multiple fonts, sizes, and styles; a Microsoft Excel 
spreadsheet; a ClarisWorks newsletter with multiple fonts plus PICT and 
EPS graphics; a Netscape Navigator Web page; an Adobe Illustrator- 



generated graphic; and a full-color photograph scanned in Adobe 
Photoshop. All tests were performed on a Power Macintosh 7500/100 
running System 7.5.5, with 32MB of RAM, a 256K cache, a 17-inch Apple 
monitor set to 256 colors, a disk cache set to 1024K, virtual memory and 
RAM disk disabled, and Adobe Type Manager 3.9 enabled.— Macworld 
Lab testing supervised by Mark Huriow 



lus 800, still took more than a minute to 
print one full-page color image at its high- 
est speed. Printing in high-quality mode 
more tlian quadrupled that output time to 
over 4.7 minutes. The Stylus 600, which 
has a slower print engine and serial port 
tlian the 800, tackled the same file in about 
5.3 minutes in high-quality mode. 

The superior output of the Stylus 
Photo takes even longer to roll out of the 
printer; in our tests, a full-page color Photo- 
shop document at the highest quality took 
nearly 6.5 minutes. And even with the Sty- 
lus Photo’s high-speed (and lower-quality) 
setting, the same job took more than 2.5 
minutes. That’s slow — but not as slow as the 
BJC-4550, Alps MD-1000, or StyleWriter 
4100 and 4500, which took even longer to 
slog dirough the same jobs. The BJC-4550, 
for example, took more than 1 1 minutes to 
output one page in our Photoshop test. 

The DeskJet 870Cse, which delivered 
the fastest performance when printing text, 
offered middle-of-the-road speed on high- 
quality color jobs. The StyleWriter 6500 
also sped through text jobs but couldn’t 
keep up with the Epsons when printing 
images from Photoshop or Illustrator. 

Speed should be a secondary concern 



when you’re selecting an ink-jet to out- 
put your images. What you’re really look- 
ing for in this type of printer is sharp, 
vivid output with good color fidelity. 
Every one of these printers kept us wait- 
ing, but in the case of all three Epson 
printers, the wait was always worthwhile. 

/\AacworlcTs Buying Advice 

For the best photo-quality output from an 
ink-jet printer, buy the Epson Stylus 
Photo. Considering this printer’s S499 
price tag, the print quality is truly dazzling. 
It’s not the fastest color ink-jet — that dis- 
tinction belongs to its cousin the Stylus 
800 — but it’s not the slowest either, and its 
ouq)ut is truly spectacular. 

Printing black text is a job that most of 
these color ink-jets don’t do all that well. 
If crisp, black text is your main concern, 
the HP DeskJet 870Cse and Apple Style- 
Writer 6500 are your best options. 

For a good balance of color quality, 
crisp text, and speed, your best bet is the 
$449 Stylus 800, which renders excellent 
color images, ranks close to the top on text 
quality, and has the speediest print engine. 
If you can live with slower performance, 
opt for the Stylus 600; it delivers the same 



ouqmt and saves you another $150. 

The bottom line: You really can’t lose 
with any of the Epson ti’io — they all pro- 
vide superb low-cost solutions for turning 
the images you’ve created on screen into 
genuinely dazzling prints, m 



Contributing editor JOSEPH SCHORR, a veteran 
ink-jet user, bought the original StyleWriter six 
years ago. He coauthored Macworld Mac Secrets, 
fourth edition (IDG Books Worldwide, 1997). 



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V ou’ll hardly notice one of the 
most dramatic changes intro- 
duced in Mac OS 8 when you 
first start using the new system 
software. It’s not the obvious 
stuff — not the 3-D icons, or the 
beveled platinum-colored win- 
dows, or even the spring-loaded 
folders and pop-up windows. 
No, it’s the strange new way that Finder 
8 handles list views. You zip around your 
system, merrily opening and closing win- 
dows, when suddenly it hits you: there’s 
no longer one set of preferences that 
controls every list view on your Mac. 
Now each and every window on your 
system has its own list-view preferences 
(set via the View Options command in 
the Finder). Depending on whom you 
ask, this fundamental change is either a 
long-awaited refinement or a system- 
hohbling backward step. 

Upgrade or Downgrade? 

Some users find it positively liberating 
that at last you can apply \iew prefer- 
ences on a window-by-window basis. It 
means you can turn on Calculate Folder 
Sizes in a single window — and keep it 
turned off everywhere else. You can show 
the Labels column only in windows con- 
taining files that are actually labeled, and 
keep the column neatly hidden in win- 
dows where it isn’t needed. You can set 
up one window to display only the cre- 
ation date of each file, while another win- 



dow shows only the modification date. 
Just think: unparalleled freedom. Unpar- 
alleled flexibility. 

And unparalleled hassles, say the crit- 
ics. The problem? What if you want to 
set such list-view options globally? What 
if you want eve?y list view on your Mac- 
intosh to always display the smallest 
icons, the modification date, and the size 
and label fields; and you want Calculate 
Folder Sizes always turned on? There’s 
no way to do it. Apple forgot to include 
a command for setting global prefer- 
ences. I’ve already heard people pining 



for System 7.6, longing for happier days 
when they could set such preferences 
once and for all. Instead, try these tips 
for taking advantage of Mac OS 8’s new 
approach to list views — and coping with 
its deficiencies. 

The Three Rules 

Actually, you have more control over 
Mac OS 8’s list-view settings than you 
might think. The trick is understanding 
how these options work and how to make 
them work for you. 
continues 




Your Comments Are Welcome . . . 



EVER SINCE THE EARLIEST DAYS OF SYSTEM 7, YOU'VE BEEN ABLE TO 

include the comments that appear in each file's Get Info box in 
the Finder's list views — but almost nobody ever has that option 
turned on. For one thing, almost nobody actually uses the com- 
ments field. And until now, turning on the Comments field in list 
views activated the field In every list view on your Mac. 

However, with Mac OS 8's wIndow-by-window approach 
to list views, you can display comments in specific windows 
only. To make the comments visible, just select the Comments 
check box In the Show Columns section of the View Options 
dialog box (see Figure 1). 

Including comments makes a lot of sense if you save files 
from the Web. Whenever you save an HTML document as a text 
file, Netscape Navigator automatically places the document's 
complete URL into the comments field. If you set up a list view 
that includes comments, you'll be able to see at a glance the ori- 
gin of each file you've saved. You can also use comments to pro- 
vide easily accessible notes and reminders about your files (see 
Figure 2). And because you can type anything you want into the 
Comments field, you can also use the Comments column to cre- 
ate a custom sort order for a particular window — without having 
to modify file names with leading spaces or returns. Just type a 
number or letter in the Comments field of each file's Get Info 
window, then click on the Comments column header In the Find- 
er window to sort the files by the numbers or letters you've typed. 




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First of all, get to know the three 
underlying rules that govern the behav- 
ior of list views in the Mac OS 8 universe. 

• There is one default list view hard- 
wired into Mac OS 8: files appear with a 
medium icon; Calculate Folder Sizes is 
turned off; Use Relative Date is turned 
on (Today and Yesterday, instead of Tues- 
day and Monday); and three columns are 
displayed in addition to the file name — 
Date Modified, Size, and Kind. If you 
change an existing window from the icon 
or button view to the list view for the first 
time (that is, you’ve never displayed the 
window in list view before), then this 
default list view is what you’ll get. 

• Once you change a window’s list- 
view options — adding or removing col- 
umns, selecting a different icon size, and 
so on — the Mac stores these changes per- 
manently^ even if you switch the window 
back to an icon or button view. In other 
words, if you change a window from an 
icon view to a list view, the list-view 
options you get will be exactly the same 
ones you set up the last time you opened 
that window in a list view. 

• Finally, there’s the all-important 
rule of List View Inheritance: New fold- 



ers always inherit the list-\dew settings of 
their parent (enclosing) windows — col- 
umns, icon sizes, sort order, everything. 
(This is true even if the parent window is 
set to display an icon or button view. 
When you switch the newly created fold- 
er window to list view, the list will have 
the same list-view options that the 
enclosing folder had the last time it was 
displayed in list view.) The bottom line is 
that a new folder will always have the list- 
view characteristics of the folder in which 
it was created. 

Equipped with the three rules stated 
above, not only can you predict what will 
happen when you switch to a list view, 
but you c*an also pretty much control 
what that view is going to look like. For 
example, knowing that a new folder 
inherits the list view of its enclosing win- 
dow, you can in effect create a default for 
new folders. Just set up your hard-drive 
window with the list-view options of 
your choice; from then on, every folder 
you create from that window will possess 
exactly the same list-view options. The 
key is to set your preferences right 
away — before you’ve created hundreds of 
folders and subfolders. 



Life with Lists 

Granted, this isn’t quite the same as hav- 
ing global settings that apply these pref- 
erences to all windows — both existing 
and new — in one step. On the other 
hand, you shouldn’t have to set list-view 
preferences for each individual window 
on your system if you create new folders 
with these rules in mind. 

Remember that Mac OS 8’s new con- 
textual |)op-up menus eliminate at least 
some of the dnidger)^ when you need to 
reset a window’s view options. In the old 
days, changing views and view options 
meant visiting the Finder’s \^iew menu 
and opening the Views control panel. 
Now, you can simply control-click on a 
window to access a pop-up menu that 
lets you switch between icon, button, 
and list views, or choose the View 
Options command and make other ad- 
jusonents. Let’s hope diat in Allegro, 
Apple’s next Mac OS release, there will 
be a way to control list views individually 
and globally, m 



JOSEPH SCHORR is coauthor of MaavorlJ Mac 
Secrets, fcuirth edition (IDG Books Worldwide, 
1 996). He is a compulsive list-view user. 



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Ever)'one knows that to adjust the sound 

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speaker icon. Also, you can set the sound 
level louder than its normal maximum by 
holding down the shift key while adjust- 
ing the sound level with the slider. 

The QuickTime movie controller 
has several other hidden capabilities. You 
can select part of a movie by pressing 
the shift key while dragging or clicking 
the play bar, and then using the Cut, 
Copy, or Clear command in the Edit 
menu. After cutting or copying part of a 
movie, you can paste it anywhere in the 
same movie or another movie. To dese- 
lect your snippet of movie, ^-click any- 
where in the gray bar. To play the movie 
backward, §€-click the reverse-step but- 
ton. Control-click either step button to 
reveal a slider that controls the direction 
and playback rate. Option-click a step 
button to jump to the beginning or end 
of the movie, as indicated by the direction 
of the step button. To make your Quick- 
Time movie an optimal size for playback, 
press the option key while dragging or 
clicking the size box. 



Menu Pictures 

Q How do I take a snapshot of my 
. desktop with a menu still open? I 
tried pressing §€-shift-3, but it won’t take 
a picture until the menu closes. 

Keith C r o s b i f. 
Santa RosUy California 




A Apple improved tlie built-in screen- 
. capture capabilities with Mac OS 
7.6 and 8.0, but didn’t include the ability 
to capture a menu. You can take a picture 
of a rectangular region by pressing 
§€-shift-4 and then dragging to select the 
region. You can take a picture of a window’ 
in the active application by pressing the 
caps lock key and 5€-shift-4, then clicking 
the window. To place the picture on the 
Clipboard instead of in a SimpleText pic- 
ture file, add the control key to eitlier of 
tliose key combinations (or to ^-shift-3 
for a full-screen picture). Alternatively, 



grams can take a picture of the whole 
screen or a region you select, including a 
menu. They also have other capabilities. 

ScreenShot is best for capturing mul- 
tiple windows (including dialog boxes and 
palettes) and the menu bar, by itself or in 
combination with drop-down menus and 
dialog boxes. For instance, ScreenShot 
can capture just a Mac OS 8 window and 
its contextual menu or a dialog box and a 
pop-up menu that extends outside it. If 
you don’t need to take cropped pictures of 
multiple objects, the other products are 
better buys. Snapz Pro can easily take a 
cropped picture of a menu or 
one window. Screen Catcher 
can take a cropped picture of 
the frontmost window or an 
uncropped picture of a menu, 
and it gives you far more 
options than the others to 
change color palettes and file 
formats, including transpar- 
ent or interlaced GIF or pro- 
gressive JPEG with a stan- 
dard Web color palette. 



Less Cache Cleanup 



after pressing 5€-shift-4 you can press 
the control key while dragging or click- 
ing. To cancel a l€-shift-4 combination, 
press any key. 

To capture a menu, you need a 
screen-capture utility such as the $25 
shareware Screen Catcher from St. Clair 
Software (www. stela irsw.co?tt)^ the $20 
sharew'are Snapz Pro from Ambrosia 
Softw'are (7 1 6/3 25-1910, www.atnbrosiasw 
.coitt), or the $49.95 program ScreenShot 
2.5.3 from the Beale Street Group (901/ 
751-9333, www.beale.cmi). All these pro- 



Q When 1 am on the 
. Internet for a long peri- 
od of time, eventually a mes- 
sage in the lower left corner 
of the Netscape Navigator 3.0 browser 
window says “Cache cleanup: removing 
XX files,” w'here XX may be between 30 
and 80. How do I avoid that message or 
reduce the number of files? A Web page 
takes so much longer to load w^hen a cache 
cleanup interrupts. 

Eric Lamb 
Wbitefisby Montana 



A Experiment with Navigator’s mem- 
. ory si'ze and disk cache size. If you 
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memory size (with the Find- 
) command), Navigator relies 
less on its disk cache. If you reduce the 
disk cache size (with the Cache panel of 
Navigator’s Netv^ork Preferences menu 
selection), Navigator tends to clean up 
fewer files at a time. Theoretically you 
could set the cache size to zero and Nav- 
igator would never have any files to clean 
up. However, the smaller the disk cache, 
the more often Navigator has to reload 
from the Internet, and that takes longer 
than cache cleanup. Setting Navigator’s 
cache really high (say, 40MB or 50MB) 
means the browser can retrieve more 
Web-page elements from its cache instead 
of reloading them from the Internet and 
generally lessens the frequency of cache 
cleanup, but makes it take longer when it 
does happen. 

Your Web-browsing habits affect how 
beneficial the cache is and how often Nav- 
igator cleans it up. If you hit a lot of new 
pages all the time, there’s going to be a 
high turnover in the cache and you’d 
probably be happier with a smaller cache. 
If you mostly view the same pages and 
they don’t change much, the cache 
turnover will be lower and a larger cache 
would likely benefit you. 

Cache cleanup and all other cache 
operations speed up if you locate the 
cache on a RAM disk (see Quick TipSy 
April and July 1997, for tips on using a 
RAiVI disk for browser cache). 



Get System Info 



Q I have installed a 256K Level 2 
. cache on my Performa 6360, but I 
don’t know whether it is working. Is there 
any way I can find out? 

IzzY Vasquez 
Albany^ California 



A Run the free program Cache-22, 
/ XX. which is part of the Gauge series 
from Newer Technolog)^ (3 16/943-0222, 
^ wwiv.newertech.co7u). The program reports 
which CPU your computer has, how 
much Level 1 cache is inside the CPU, 
and how much Level 2 cache is installed 
outside the CPU. Other Gauge programs 
tell you the clock rate at which the CPU 
is running, perform a quick test of your 
computer’s RAM, and more (see “Show 
Me the Cache”). Other good sources of 
system information include TechTool 
from MicroMat (707/837-8012, www 



.77ticro7?iat.co?tj) and Apple System Profiler. 
Profiler is part of a standard installation of 
Mac OS 7.6 and 8.0, and is in the CD 
Extras folder of the System 7.5.3 installa- 
tion CD. An older version is available sep- 
arately from Apple’s software library 
{www. info. apple. co77i)y but this version 
works only with Mac models made in the 
last couple of years. 



Replicate Field Format 



Wlien you add fields to a Claris 
FileMaker Pro layout, it can be a 
hassle to respecify all the format attributes 
for each field — color, font, font size, date 
or number, and so on. By chance I dis- 
covered a way to automatically apply an 
existing field’s format to a field you add. 
You press the ^ key while selecting the 
field whose format you want to copy, then 
drag a field from the field tool to the lay- 
out. The added field adopts most of the 
attributes of the field you ^-clicked. The 
formats not adopted include die size, field 
style (such as pop-up menu), and button 
attributes. This has saved me a lot of time. 

John Prokos 
Portland, Oregon 



TIP 



Audio CD Alert Sound 



yip For those who are a bit tired of 
^ I the standard system alert sounds 
or who just love music, here’s a way to 
record a new alert sound from an audio 
CD using the AppleCD Audio Player 
program and the Sound control panel. 
First you watch the AppleCD Audio Play- 
er while listening to die passage you want 
to record and note the track and time 
where the passage starts. Then use the 
Audio Player’s controls to pause the CD 
a few seconds before the start of the pas- 
sage. Make sure the Audio Player’s vol- 
ume control is all the way up. Next open 
the Sound control panel and display its 
Alert Sounds settings. If you’re not famil- 
iar with the controls for recording a new 
alert sound, click the Add button to see 
them, and then click Cancel to put them 
away for now. Switch back to the Audio 
Player, start the CD playing, and without 
hesitating switch back to the Sound con- 
trol panel and click the Add button. Click 
the Record button a split second before 
the beginning of the passage you want to 
record, and click the Stop button when 





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alert sound). Finally, save the sound with 
a name you w'ant. 

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If your Control Panels folder doesn't contam 
a Sound control pa?iel, see if you have a Moni- 
tors & Somid control panel with an Add button 
in the Alerts settings. (Nrwei' versions of Moni- 
tors Sound have the Add button.) If not, 
look for the Sound conti‘ol panel in the Apple 
Extras folder on your start-up disk or use the 
Sh/tpleSound progra?n. 

Before you can ixcord from an audio CD, 
you may have to set the co77iputer^s sound-input 
source. If you use the Sound In section of the 
Sound conti'ol panel, click the Options button to 
bring up the Input Source dialog box, and there 
select Internal CD and timi on Playthrough. If 
you use the Sound section of the Monitors & 
Sound conti'ol panel, set Sound Input to Inter- 
nal CD and turn on Listen. 

So?ne older Macs carPt record directly froT/t 
an audio CD in the internal CD-ROM drive if 
anything is plugged into the sound-input {micro- 
phone) port. Affected ?nodels include the Quadra 
and Centris 610 and 6 SO, Quadra 800, Mac 
IIvx and Ilvi, and Pe7foi'?7ia 600CD. 

For 77Jore control over ixcording shoit seg- 
7/ientsfro7n an audio CD, use the freewai'e util- 
ity GrabAudio by Theo Posse. — L.P. 



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TIP 



If you use Aladdin Systems’ 
ShrinkWrap to create a RAM 
disk for a Web-browser cache (as de- 
scribed in April’s and July’s Quick Tips), 
there is a way to seamlessly integrate an 
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Extending a Quit Command This stay-open Apple- 
Script application checks every five seconds to see if 
you have quit Netscape Navigator. When you do, the 
handler puts away the RAM disk that was used for 
the browser cache and quits itself. 

AppleScript script that automatically puts 
away the RAM disk when you quit the 
browser. Bruce Sheplan of Ponce, Puerto 
Rico, suggests you modify the Apple- 
Script application that moimts the RAM 
disk and launches the browser. You add 
some script commands, known as an idle 
handler, that periodically check to see if 
the browser is still open and put away the 
RAM disk if it’s not, as shown in “Extend- 
ing a Quit Command.” To make the 
AppleScript application stay open in the 
background so it can monitor Netscape 
Navigator’s status, you must turn on the 
Stay Open option when you save it. 

You could also include a command 
that disconnects your PPP connection 
after you quit Navigator. For example, 
inserting the command PPP disconnect 
before the put away command would dis- 
connect an Open Transport PPP connec- 
tion before putting away the RAM disk. 
If you use the Control PPP for Apple- 
Script control of FreePPP or MacPPP, 
the disconnect command is ClosePPP. 

Start-up Chime Revisited 



nylon screw. Fie cut it to Vs 
inches in length and tied a 
string to the head to make it 
easy to remove. The screw is 
less bulky and quieter than 
headphones, and tlie flat head 
allows you to close the port 
cover on a PowerBook that 
has one. Be sure to use a nylon 
screw, not metal, so that you 
don’t create a short circuit! 

On a desktop computer 
with speakers in the monitor, 
David Mayfield of Anaheim, 
California, simply turns on the 
monitor a few seconds after 
starting up the computer. 
That happens automatically 
with an AppleVision 1710AV monitor, 
since the monitor and its speakers don’t 
turn on until the computer’s ADB port 
comes to life, which happens after the 
start-up chime. Rick Casey of New York 
notes that if your monitor doesn’t have 
built-in speakers, a pair of decent com- 
puter speakers, available for as little as 
$50, will almost totally mute the start-up 
sound when turned off. 

If you prefer a more automated 
approach, Addison A. Edwards of Alairac, 
France, suggests you create a couple of 
simple AppleScripts to turn down the 
sound level during shutdown and turn it 
back up during start-up. To turn down the 
sound, enter this one AppleScript state- 
ment in a new Script Editor document 
and save it in the Shutdown Items folder: 
set volume 0. 

To turn up the sound, change the 
number in this statement to any value 
between 1 (lowest) and 7 (highest) and use 
the Save As command to save the modi- 
fied script as an application in the Startup 
Items folder. You save a script as an appli- 
cation by choosing Application from the 
pop-up menu in the Script Editor’s Save 
dialog box. For these scripts you should 
also turn on the option in that dialog box 
labeled Never Show Startup Screen; oth- 
erwise a dialog box will appear every time 
the script application runs. 



-|-| p A number of readers have con- 
' tributed more ideas for turning 
down or silencing the start-up chime. 
Instead of plugging in headphones or an 
earphone as suggested in August’s Quick 
Tips, Jeffrey Lomicka of Maynard, Mass- 
achusetts, plugs in a Vs-inch flathead 



Keep Netscape Offline 



Several readers contributed more 
ideas for keeping Netscape Nav- 
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using Navigator’s General Preferences to 
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set the Browser Starts With option to 
Blank Page, as suggested in September’s 
Quick Tips, Marvis Collett of Salt Lake 
City, Utah, points out that you must 
not have the browser set to periodically 
check for e-mail. To disable automatic 
checking, choose Mail and News Prefer- 
ences, and in the dialog box click the 
Servers tab and set the Check For Mail 
Every option to Never. 

If you want to use a browser to pre- 
view a Web page without connecting to 
the Internet, Fred Sandsmark of Rocklin, 
California, suggests you simply drag the 
Web-page icon and drop it on an alias of 
the browser. He keeps aliases of several 
browsers on his desktop for this purpose. 
You could also put the aliases in the Launch- 
er or in a Mac OS 8 pop-up window. 



Desktop Folder Alias 



yip If you want to put an alias of the 
' I normally invisible Desktop Fold- 
er in your Apple menu so you can open 
items on the desktop from any applica- 
tion, but you can’t make the alias from 
another network computer as suggested 
in September’s Quick Tips, Robert DeVoe 
of Bloomington, Indiana, reminded me 
you can use the trusty utility program 
DiskTop from Prairie Group (515/225- 
3720, www.prgrsoJi.com) to see and make 
an alias of the Desktop Folder. If you 
don’t mind adding a system extension, 
Jason Manned of Boulder, Colorado, 
points out that Now Menus does a pretty 
good job of exposing the Desktop Folder. 
The shareware control panel Menu- 
Choice by Kerry Clendinning can also 
give you access to the Desktop Folder 
from the Apple menu, notes Dean Balmer 
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Adobe Premiere Secrets 

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE MAC'S MOST POPULAR VIDEO EDITOR 

by Jim Held 




C hances are, if you edit digital 
video on the Macintosh, you use 
Adobe Premiere. Some high- 
end video boards include their 
own editing software, but near- 
ly all entry-level and midrange 
boards include Premiere (or 
Premiere LE). While it lacks 
the ultraprecise motion-effects 
features of its senior sibling, Adobe After 
Effects, Premiere can handle simple clip 
layering and animation (for more on After 
Effects, see Media^ May 1997). 

This month, let’s head into the cut- 
ting room for a collection of tips and 
insights on the Mac’s most popular video 
editor. For examples and more informa- 
tion, visit www,heidsite.co??i. 

Capture Tips 

Before you can edit video, you have to 
digitize it. Premiere’s Movie Capture 
command works with any QuickTime- 
compatible digitizer to enable you to 
capture video. Here are some tips for 
successful captures. 

Optimize^ Then Digitize To get 
smooth captures, follow the usual rules 
for capturing video: Enable only essential 
extensions; these include QuickTime 
itself and any extensions your capture 
hardware requires. Turn off AppleTalk 
and file sharing. Quit all other programs. 
Capture to your fastest hard drive (be 
sure to defragment it before your capture 
session). Use the compression setting 



your capture hardware’s manufacturer 
recommends. (For details on optimizing 
compression with the Power Mac 8500, 
see Medky November 1996. All of that 
colurrm’s information also applies to the 
newer Power Mac 8600.) 

Here are two subtle optimization tips 
direct from Adobe’s tech-support gurus. 
First, to reduce the chance of dropped 
frames during capture, choose LocalTalk 
instead of Ethernet in the AppleTalk 
control panel (yes, even though you’ve 
disabled AppleTalk). Second, insert 



media in all removable-media drives: put 
a floppy in the floppy drive, a CD in the 
CD-ROM drive, and so on. This lets 
your system’s CPU concentrate on cap- 
turing rather than periodically checking 
to see if you’ve inserted something. 

Sync or Sink If you notice audio- 
video s)Tichronization drifting during 
lengthy captures, visit Adobe’s Web site 
(www. adobe. co?fi) and download version 
4.2.2 of Movie Capture Module, which 
fixes some sync problems. You can also 
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Fine-tune to Work Faster in Premiere 



Fine-tuning Adobe Premiere's window and preferences settings can also open the Options window directly by just pressing 5€-1.) 

improve performance and efficiency. You can customize most win- You can save any arrangement of Premiere's windows and apply 
dows; here's how. With the desired window active, pull down the It to other projects. Choose Layouts from the Windows menu's 
Windows menu; the relevant Options command appears. (You can Arrange submenu, then click on the Save button. 




A. For faster scrolling and 
redraw don't display continuous 
thumbnails in the Construction 
Window. Choose the middle or 
bottom Track Format options. 

B. Displaying small audio 
waveforms can slow Premiere. If 
you don't always need to see the 
waveforms, choose Audio from 
the File menu's Preferences sub- 
menu and choose an option from 
the Approximate Audio For pop- 
up. If you never want to see 
waveforms, choose All Views. 

C. You can activate each tool 
in the Construction Window by 
pressing its corresponding hot 
key. Most are mnemonic: for 
example, to activate the zoom 



tool, press Z. Premiere's docu- 
mentation and quick-reference 
card offer a full list. 

D. Normally, Premiere dis- 
plays small thumbnail icons here. 
That takes time. If you don't 
need thumbnails, uncheck the 
Show Icons box in the Project 
Window Options dialog box. 

E. To view a compiled pre- 
view (which shows transitions 
and filters), press the enter key. 
You can view an uncompiled pre- 
view (which doesn't show them) 
by clicking on the Play button In 
the Controller bar. 

F. If you don't need to see 
long descriptions of each transi- 
tion, uncheck the Show Descrip- 



tions box in the Transition Win- 
dow Options dialog box. As 
shown here, Premiere then 
shows only transition names, en- 
abling more transitions to fit In 
the window. Notice that you can 
create and switch between sets 
of transitions in Transition Win- 
dow Options. If you use only a 
few transitions, create a set con- 
taining them. Navigating the Tran- 
sition window will be much easier. 

Two nfiore tips: To jump to 
a specific transition in the Transi- 
tion window, type the first few 
characters of its name. Since the 
transitions are listed alphabetical- 
ly, you can rename them to 
change the order in which they 



appear (transition files live in the 
plug-ins folder, within the Pre- 
miere folder). 

G. Add frequently used com- 
mands to the Commands palette 
and assign function-key short- 
cuts to them. To customize the 
Commands palette, choose Op- 
tions from its pop-up menu. 

H. Use the Info window to 
set accurate audio levels. 

I. To preview a specific spot In 
a project, click on that location in 
the time ruler. If you click and then 
drag back and forth. Premiere cre- 
ates an on-the-fly preview. This 
can be sluggish on slower systems 
or with large frame sizes — another 
good reason to use miniatures. 



download this plug-in from Adobe’s cus- 
tomer-semce areas on America Online 
(keyword Adobe) and CompuServe (go 
adobeapp). Note that the 4.2.2 plug-in 
doesn’t w'ork with Premiere LE. 

If your system is just too slow to cap- 
ture audio and video simultaneously with- 
out losing sync, try capturing them sepa- 
rately. When capturing video, turn off 
audio capture by choosing Sound Off 



from the Movie Capture menu. Then go 
back and use the Audio Capture com- 
mand to record the audio. Sync the two in 
Premiere’s Construction Windows (Pre- 
production tip: It’s easier to sync audio 
and video w'hen your shots contain a clap. 
When videotaping people, ask someone 
in the shot to clap his or her hands once 
at the beginning of each scene. If you 
w^ant to play Steven Spielberg, you can 



buy a Hollywood-style clapper for $24.99 
from Markertek Video Supply, 914/246- 
3036, Tmviv.7fiarkertek.co7n.) 

Performance Tips 

Certain aspects of the digital video pro- 
duction process — particularly compress- 
ing clips and rendering transitions — can 
bring a computer to its knees. Try these 
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This example of an Image Pan application begins with a close-up of the lighthouse 
lamp, then pulls back to reveal the lower portion of the building. The cropping rect- 
angle in the Start and End images shows how much of the image will be visible at the 
start and end of the effect. 




ing rectangles makes it easy to ensure 
that starting and ending shots have the 
same proportion, even if the size of the 
crop changes. 

C. Checking the Ease In and Ease 
Out options causes the pan effect to 
begin and end gradually, creating a 
smoother, less artificial appearance. 




C 



B 



A. You can type specific values for 
the cropping rectangle or drag the rect- 
angle's handles directly. Option-drag to 
maintain a rectangle's proportions 
while resizing. 

B. Use these buttons to copy the 
rectangle from one box to another or to 
swap the two boxes' rectangles. Copy- 



tips to keep your machine on its feet. 

Performance-Tune the Construction 
Window Premiere’s Construction Win- 
dow normally displays a series of thumb- 
nail frames from each clip. This provides 
a nice visual overview of a project but can 
dramatically slow your Mac each time you 
scroll or move the Construction Window 
or change its time scale. The solution: 
fine-tune the Construction Window. 

Use Uncompiled Previews When you 
want to preview part or all of a project, 
Premiere must compile the preview: 
crunch through each frame, rendering 
any transitions and effects. If you just 
need a rough preview — say, to check the 
overall pacing of a segment or to audition 
audio tracks — do an uncompiled preview 
(click on the Play button in the Con- 
struction Window or the Controller). To 
remind you that you aren’t looking at a 
fully faithful preview. Premiere displays a 
red X in the Preview window during 
transitions and effects. 

Make Miniatures If you’re work- 
ing with full-screen (640-by-480-pixel) 
movies, compiling transitions and pro- 
cessing filters can be agonizingly slow. 
Premiere’s Miniatures tool speeds things 
up by creating small versions of the 
movies in a project. Choose Miniatures 
from the File menu’s Tools submenu, 
then locate the folder containing your 
clips. You can change the size and com- 
pression settings for the miniatures, but 
Premiere’s defaults — 15 frames per sec- 
ond, 160 by 120 pixels — work well. After 
you click on the Select button. Premiere 
creates a new folder and stashes the 
miniatures within it. 



Import and use these miniatures as 
you edit your project. When you’re ready 
to compile the final movie, choose Save 
and then choose Re-Find Files from the 
Project menu. In the subsequent dialog 
box tell Premiere where the originals are. 
Premiere swaps the big clips for the little 
ones, and you’re ready to go. 

Cooking with Pans 

Premiere has dozens of special-effects fil- 
ters, and you can expand its repertoire 
with third-party plug-ins (see “Video 
Tools’ Top Stars,” May 1 996). 

Some Premiere filters are gim- 
micky — after all, how often can you use 
Camcorder, which simulates looking 
through a viewfinder? But one filter. 
Image Pan, has very practical applica- 
tions: it lets you create a pan across a still 
image whose dimensions are larger than 
your movie’s final frame size. Here are 
two ways you might use it. 

Add Motion to Still Photos Say 
you’re producing a documentary con- 
taining a collection of historic photos. 
Rather than just switching, slide-show 
style, from one static photo to another, 
use Image Pan to create slow pans across 
each photo. By adjusting the filter’s crop 
rectangle, you can also create zoom 
effects — for example, starting with a 
close-up of a portion of the still image 
and then pulling back to reveal the entire 
image (see “Panning and Zooming”). 

You can use these techniques to cre- 
ate a d)Tiamic movie even if you don’t 
have any video-digitizing hardware: just 
use scaimed images or even stock photos 
as your source material. 



Create Rolling Credits Want to cre- 
ate classic rolling credits? Use your 
favorite image editor to create an image 
whose width matches that of your final 
movie, and whose height is tall enough to 
hold the credits. Import that image into 
Premiere, then use Image Pan to pan 
vertically from the top of the image to 
the bottom. If you have Adobe Illustra- 
tor, use it to create the credits text. Pre- 
miere rasterizes and antialiases the text 
when you import the file. 

Now Premiering on the Web 

Eveiy^ program has to have a Web angle 
these days, and Premiere is no exception. 

Compress for Streaming J'ldeo Sev- 
eral plug-ins that compress video for 
streaming over the Web are available, 
including one for Progressive Networks’ 
RealVideo. Adobe’s Web site contains 
details and links to the plug-ins. 

Make Animated GIFs In June, Adobe 
shipped an export module that lets you turn 
a project into an animated GIF file. (For 
background on animated GIFs, see Media, 
September 1996.) Registered Premiere 
users can download die export module fi*om 
Adobe’s Web site (you have to enter your 
serial number before downloading). 

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Well-Adjusted Layers in Photoshop 



Wliat you don’t know can’t 

hurt you, right? Maybe. Isn’t 

that what they say in scary 

movies right before the mon- 
ster makes its first move? 
Well, when it comes to Adobe 
Photoshop, it’s definitely 
Here’s a horror story I hear all 
the time: You have an image 
that needs a lot of help. First 
you try tweaking Levels to 
lighten the image. It’s an 
improvement, but the image 
still needs help. So you turn 
to Hue/Saturation to remove a 
color cast, then Curves to 
heighten the contrast, then 
Levels again to make it a little 
darker, and so on. Eventually 
you wind up with an image 
that looks like something the 
cat dragged in. 

What didn’t you know? 
Every time you make an 
adjustment like this you lose 
some information; eventually 
those losses turn into visible 
damage (for example, the 
image may start to look grainy 
and mottled). Perform a num- 
ber of adjustments, and it’s 
easy to end up with a picture 
that has good contrast, color, 
and tone, but lousy content. 

Fortunately, Photoshop 
4’s adjustment layers let you 
make these kinds of trial-and- 
error adjustments with mini- 
mal penalty because the 
changes don’t actually affect 
the image until you’ve finished 
working on it. You create and 
edit adjustment layers in the 



by David 

Layers palette just as you 
would a normal layer. But 
instead of painting images on 
an adjustment layer or using it 
for compositing, you use it to 
apply a tonal or color correc- 
tion to the image. If you 
decide to tweak the image a 



B I a t n e r 

little (or a lot) more, you can 
just double-click on the 
adjustment layer and change 
its settings. 

Stacking Layers 

The ability to go back and 
change the adjustment layer is 



almost as good as having an 
unlimited number of undos. 
But even better is the way you 
can stack adjustment layers to 
combine changes. Theoreti- 
cally, you could use a single 
Curves adjustment to both 
lighten a really dark image and 
take care of a horrible green 
color cast, but you’d probably 
drive yourself crazy. Doing the 
two steps separately is much 
easier. You just create a second 
adjustment layer and stack it 
on top of the first. 

Another benefit to adjust- 
ment layers is that once you’ve 
applied the effect, you can 
reduce or remove it globally or 
locally. If you like the Levels 
adjustment layer you made, 
but it’s harsher than you want- 
ed, you can reduce the inten- 
sity by changing the Opacity 
slider in the Layers palette (or 
you can double-click on the lay- 
er to adjust the Levels sliders). 

If you want to reduce the 
intensity of the effect in just 
one area of the image, you can 
select the adjustment layer and 
paint on it. Painting on an 
adjustment layer automatical- 
ly paints on the layer’s mask: 
painting with black removes 
the effect (by masking out die 
layer), painting over the black 
with white reapplies the effect; 
painting with gray partially 
masks or reapplies the effect. 

Layer Adjustment Limits 

Adjustment layers cannot per- 
form some important tasks, 
such as sharpening with the 
Unsharp Mask filter, and ad- 



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This image needs a lot of work. While 
you could try to fix everything at once 
through Curves, it's easier to use 
adjustment layers to make several 
small corrections. 

1 . Always fix the biggest problem first. 
In this case, the image has a horri- 
ble color cast. 

2. 1 eliminated the cast with a Color 
Balance adjustment layer. 

3. The image is still too dark. 

4. 1 next added a Curves layer to 
pump up the brightness and con- 
trast slightly. 

5. Some areas became too light, oth- 
ers gained too much contrast. I cor- 
rected for this by painting on the 
layer's mask 
to reduce the 
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Bringing Out Details 



justment layers (or any layers) 
can cause trouble because they 
take up extra space in RAM. 
But in general, if you use 
Photoshop 4 and have plenty 
of RAM, you should make 
tonal and color corrections 
with adjustment layers. 

When youVe got the 
image the way you want it, 
save it in the Photoshop file 
format to keep the adjustment 
layers intact (you never know 
when you’ll need to make 
another change). Then, using 
the Save A Copy command in 
the File menu, save the image 
to disk as a TIFF or EPS file. 
This command lets you flatten 
the layers and save at the same 
time. When Photoshop flat- 
tens the image, it makes all the 
adjustments at once, so you 
don’t damage the image any 
more than you need to. m 



DAVID BLATNER is coauthor 
of Real World Photoshop 4 (Peachpit 
Press, 1997) and The Joy of Pi (Walker 
and Company, 1997). You can reach 
him at david@mooxom. 



Photographs that are dark or underexposed often appear to have lost detail in their highlights or 
shadows. You can sometimes draw these details out and get a good-looking image by using "neu- 
tral” adjustment layers and setting them to Multiply or Screen mode. To make a neutral layer, cre- 
ate a Levels or Curves adjustment layer but don't change the settings in the Levels or Curves dialog 
box. The image doesn't change until you choose an apply mode. 

For overexposed images that are too light, set the apply mode to Multiply. This builds density, 
darkening the image. For underexposed images that are too dark, set the apply mode to Screen. This 



reduces density and lightens the image Intelligently. 




This Image is so dark there’s no detail In the 
shadows. Note the panda's eyes — or rather their 
absence (1). The addition of two neutral Curves 
adjustment layers, both set to Screen mode, 
makes the image significantly lighter. The 



panda's head is now too light, so I painted on 
the adjustment layer's mask to reduce the effect 
in the brightest white areas (2). Details in the 
eye area now stand out, but details in the white 
fur remain (3). 



MAKING ADJUSTMENT LAYERS 



To make an adjustment layer, choose New Adjustment Layer from 
the New submenu (under Photoshop's Layer menu). Or, faster yet, 
5€-click on the New Layer button in the Layers palette. 



Click here to see a variety of 
layer options, Including adjust- 
ment layers. 

Click here to show or hide a 
layer (to see "before” and 
"after” versions). 

Painting on an adjustment 
layer automatically creates a 
layer mask. 

Paint on the adjustment 
layer's mask appears in this 
thumbnail. 



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adjustment layer, and set the 
Apply mode. Generally, you 
should leave the mode set to 



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“Good artists copy. Great artists steal,” 
said Pablo Picasso. Although borrowing ideas 
and motifs from other works is common 
practice in any creative endeavor, Picasso 
probably never imagined a digital realm in 
which images could easily be copied and 
moved with no loss of quality. 

Now we live in just such a digital world, 
and one side effect of our Web browsers and 
low-cost scanners is that copyright infringe- 
ment has become an issue for artists and pub- 
lishers of all kinds. It used to be fairly expen- 
sive and difficult to scan and descreen an 
image from a magazine. These days, scanners 
are cheap and plentiful, and with a few 
mouse clicks on the World Wide Web, a user 
can copy images made by people on the other 
side of the globe. 

If you earn your living creating images, 
take a look at these solutions, both legal and 
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Safeguard 
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Your Basic Copyright Rights 

The good news is that you really don’t 
have to do anything to copyright your cre- 
ative work, be it words or images on paper 
or on the Web. All these things are auto- 
matically copyrighted by U.S. law, simply 
because you made them. Be aware, how- 
ever, if you create artwork “for hire” — 
which usually means while you’re at 
your job — the copyright belongs to your 
employer. 

It’s enforcing your copyright that can 
get tricky, especially on the Web. After all, 
once your work is on someone else’s ma- 
chine, what’s to stop that person from 
claiming ownership? 

Getting the Law on Your Side 

One of the first steps you can take to pro- 
tect your images, then, is to get proof that 
they’re really yours. If you get into a situa- 
tion where you need to defend your copy- 
right legally, it won’t be enough to simply 
point to a copyright symbol on your Web 
page. You will need to have registered the 
images with the U.S. Copyright Office and 
made your rights a matter of public 
record. Registration is a requirement be- 
fore you can file a copyright-infringement 
suit in court. 

You can get detailed information about 
registration, as well as registration forms 
in Adobe’s PDF format, from the U.S. 
Copyright Office’s Web site. There is a $20 
fee for registering. After processing your 
form, the Copyright Office will send you a 
certificate of registration. With this in 
hand, you have immediate proof that your 
artwork is your own. 

Low-Tech Protection 

It’s nice to have the law behind you, but 
many of us would rather not ever get to 
the legal stage. The threat of copyright in- 
fringement and the possible legal conse- 
quences that may follow are not always 
enough to keep other people from steal- 
ing your images — either intentionally or 
unwittingly. 

The easiest low-tech way to make your 
images less enticing is to place a visible 
watermark of some kind, such as a copy- 
right symbol or your name, somewhere on 
the image. A company that does this is 
Digital Stock (www.digitalstock.com), a 
stock-photo house that sells royalty-free 
photos. Digital Stock protects the low- 
resolution sample images it publishes on 
the Web and in its CD-ROM catalog by 
putting a large ghosted copyright symbol 



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in the center of each sample image (see 
Figure i). 

Digital Stock doesn’t worry about the 
high-resolution, suitable-for-printing im- 
ages on the CD-ROMs it sells. First, the im- 
ages are royalty-free, so customers who’ve 
bought a CD-ROM are free to use the im- 
ages in most situations. Second, the com- 
pany assumes that its customers — 
people who work in high-end professional 
design houses that would rather not see 
their profits eaten up in legal hassles — 
will generally tread carefully around 
copyright issues anyway. 

Using visible, low-tech watermarking 
and down-sampling images to low resolu- 
tion (which is inevitable when you place 
images on the Web) are both good basic 
methods for deterring users from pirating 
images and then printing them. However, 
there’s nothing to prevent unscrupulous 
users from cropping or touching out a 
low-tech watermark so that they can use 
images in their own Web pages or in other 
low-resolution media, such as multimedia 
presentations. For that sort of protection, 
you need a more robust way to mark an 
image. 




Figure 1 • Digital Stock, a stock-photography 
agency, protects sample images such as this on 
its Web site by putting a ghosted copyright 
symbol in the image's center. The image also 
does not have sufficient resolution to print at 
the highest quality. 

High-Tech Protection 

Digital watermarking is a way of encod- 
ing copyright and ownership information 
within the data that makes up an image. 
Ideally, this information is invisible 
enough that it doesn’t degrade the quality 
of the image and durable enough that it 
can’t be cropped or edited away. Several 
companies, including Signum Technolo- 
gies and Digimarc, currently offer digital- 
watermarking products, and soon there 
will be even more. Keep an eye out for a 
new competitor — Signify (an NEC com- 
pany) — entering the field within the 
next year. 



Signum Technologies and Digimarc 
offer very similar digital-watermarking 
systems, but as of now, Digimarc’s has the 
edge. It’s the only digital-watermarking 
product that is integrated into major 
graphics programs such as Adobe Photo- 
shop (and the Windows standards Corel- 
DRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT). Digi- 
marc is also the only company that offers 
a service to help you find image thieves 
(as we’ll discuss later). 

The integration of Digimarc’s product 
with major graphics applications is more 
than just convenient; it means that the 
company’s digital watermarks can more 
actively protect your images. PictureMarc, 
the tool for reading and embedding Digi- 
marc watermarks, is built into Photoshop 
4.0, so each time someone opens your im- 
age, Photoshop automatically checks to 
see if the image has a Digimarc water- 
mark. If there is a watermark, the person 
looking at your image will see a small 
copyright symbol (©) in the title bar. So 
warned, the viewer can use the Digimarc 
Reader plug-in (located on the Filter 
menu) to see what copyright restrictions 
you’ve placed on the image, view your cre- 
ator ID, and even link to the Web to find 
out how you can be reached. 

When you register with Digimarc as 
an individual, you receive a creator ID, for 
an annual fee of $100, and the license to 
watermark an unlimited number of im- 
ages. Corporate accounts are also avail- 
able, and the fees vary from $850 to $5,000 
a year, depending on the level of software 
and service the company desires. Digi- 
marc also offers a batch processor for com- 
panies that have large numbers of images. 

Digimarc’s watermarking software 
adds an encoded pattern to your image — 
the watermark — which imitates photo- 
graphic noise. This means that there is 
little change to image data. (I’o see what a 
digital watermark adds to your image, see 
the second image in the ‘'Steal This Dog” 
sidebar.) Because your ownership infor- 
mation is encoded in a noise pattern that’s 
spread throughout the image, the water- 
marks are quite resilient. There’s no way 
to crop the information out. According to 
Digimarc, the company’s digital water- 
marks survive even if you’ve cropped an 
image down to as small as 128 x 128 pix- 
els. In addition, the watermarks can sur- 
vive resizing, from 60 percent to 200 per- 
cent, as well as sharpening, blurring, 
rotating, and many other filter effects. 

Most important, however, Digimarc 



watermarks can survive halftoning and re- 
screening. If you unexpectedly see one of 
your images in a magazine or newspaper, 
you can simply tear out the image, scan it, 
and have your reader software check the 
resulting image file for your watermark. 
(See the “Steal This Dog” sidebar.) 

Digimarc’s watermarks are not inde- 
structible. Given the pixel-moving power 
of image-editing software, it is possible 
to corrupt the noise-based data in an im- 
age. However, by the time someone has 
done enough to your image to wreck the 
watermark, the culprit has probably 
ended up with a derivative image that is 
beyond your legal claims as the original 
owner. 

Despite the power of Digimarc’s soft- 
ware, digital watermarking isn’t for every- 
one. Digital watermarks are well hidden, 
but the watermarking software is making 
changes to your images. Although you 
can’t tell a PictureMarc-altered image by 
sight, some people report that they can 
tell a difference when they juxtapose a 
watermarked image and an original. 

If you’ve spent a lot of time and effort 
getting an image just right, handing it 
over to a program that’s going to change it 
— no matter how imperceptibly — may 
be a little unnerving. One way to decide if 
it’s worth the effort is to consider the sec- 
ond part of image protection — finding the 
people who’ve swiped your images. 

Stop, Thief! 

No matter how much proof you have that 
you own an image, it won’t do you any 
good if you don’t know who’s taken it. 
Since visitors to your Web site don’t leave 
foot- or fingerprints, you’re faced with a 
lot of Web surfing and magazine reading 
if you want to try to find images that may 
have strayed from their rightful locations. 

Fortunately, Digimarc has addressed 
part of this problem as well. The recently 
released MarcSpider is a Web-based agent 
that prowls the Web searching for 
PictureMarc-encoded images. (Sorry, no 
current technology can flip through the 
pages of printed magazines for you.) Once 
it has found an image, MarcSpider reads 
the image’s watermark and creates a re- 
port that includes a thumbnail of the im- 
age, the URL of the site where it was 
found, the date on which it was found, 
and the date on which the page was last 
modified. 

MarcSpider service is included with in- 
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many of the corporate packages. In order 
to access the report, you simply go to a 
special section of the Digimarc Web page 
and enter your creator ID and password. 
The report is then displayed within your 
browser. 

The rub is that if you routinely sell im- 
ages, you’ll need to be able to differentiate 
between legal and illegal postings of those 
images before you plow through a huge 
MarcSpider report (or else you may acci- 
dentally send nasty letters to legitimate 
clients). Digimarc has recently come up 
with one solution to this quandary — a 
batch image processor that can add an ad- 
ditional watermark containing separate 
ID tags for the creator of an image and the 
distributor of an image as well as unique 
transaction numbers. This way, you can 
tag individual copies of images with 
unique information to help you deter- 
mine if the use of that image is legal or 
not. 

The fact is, however, that the utility of 
MarcSpider depends on your situation. If 
you’ve got thousands of images floating 
around the Web, digging through a huge 
report of legal and illegal image postings 
just may not be worth the trouble. On the 
other hand, if you’re creating images that 
you know shouldn’t be anywhere else on 
the Web — such as images for online cata- 
logs, real-estate photos, or custom images 
and icons — MarcSpider makes it simple 
to track images that have strayed to other 
sites. 

Calling in the Copyright Cops 

If you do find Web sites or printed mate- 
rial containing stolen images, there are 
several things you can do. In most cases, 
people who steal images have done so un- 
wittingly. Particularly on the Web, where 
many people are publishing their work 
for the first time, users sometimes just 
don’t realize that it’s not legal to reuse im- 
ages taken from another source. In most 
cases, simply contacting these people and 
asking them to remove the images is all 
you have to do. 

If someone refuses to remove an im- 
age, then it’s time to fall back on your 
digital watermark and copyright registra- 
tion. Contact the author of the Web page, 
and tell that person that the image in 
question includes a digital watermark 
that proves your ownership and copy- 
right. Most likely this will scare the per- 
son into removing the image. 

If your adversary remains stubbornly 




steal This Dog 

Or, rather, steal this picture. (The actual dog is safe in an undisclosed location in Oak- 
land, California.) Although it looks as vulnerable as the next image, this photo actually 
contains a Digimarc digital watermark. The watermark, which is encoded with owner- 
ship and copyright information, is hidden in the image's noise pattern. 

You can see it for yourself if you scan the image into your computer and open it 
with Photoshop 4.0. Photoshop will automatically detect the watermark and place a 
copyright symbol (®) in the document's title bar. All you have to do to see who took 
the photo — and what restrictions, if any, have been placed on reproducing it — Is 
choose Read Watermark from the Filter menu (Filter: Digimarc: Read Watermark). If 
you have trouble reading the digital watermark after scanning, apply the Blur filter 
(Filter: Blur: Blur) and try again. If you don't have a scanner, you can also find this im- 
age on our Web site. 

With a little help from Photoshop, you can go even further behind the scenes to see 
what a Digimarc watermark adds to your image, as we did with the second image be- 
low. To test a watermark of your own creation, open an image in Photoshop and save 
the file with the name Unmarked. Then embed a generic watermark In the image (Fil- 
ter: Digimarc: Embed Watermark) and save this altered file with the name Marked. 

Open both image files, and place them side by side. Click on the Unmarked image 
to select it, and choose Calculations (Image: Calculations). In the Calculations dialog 
box, set Source 1 to Unmarked, Source 2 to Marked, Blending to Difference, and Result 
to New. When you’re done, click on the OK button. 

You should see a new window filled with solid black. Choose Levels from the Image 
menu (Image: Adjust: Levels), and slowly slide the Gamma slider — which Is the gray 
slider in the middle — toward the left. As you do so, the Digimarc noise pattern will 
begin to appear. You’re seeing the difference between the two Images, which in this 
case is the custom noise pattern that the Digimarc plug-in embedded in your image. 



This looks like just an ordinary picture of a 
dog, but actually this image is protected 
with a digital watermark, an encoded 
pattern that imitates photographic noise. 



A Digimarc digital watermark adds a simple 
code to your image, distributed throughout 
the image and disguised as image noise, 
which you can see here. Because it's in all 
parts of the picture, it cannot be cropped 
away. 



unconvinced and you end up in court, one 
piece of good news is that if you registered 
your image with the U.S. Copyright Office 
before it got stolen (or within three 
months of its publication), you’re entitled 
to statutory damages and attorney’s fees. 

Mine, All Mine 

The lengths to which you’re willing to go 
in order to keep your images close to 
home will depend largely on the types 
and quantity of images you have to pro- 
tect. Protecting your images from the 



threats of the modem world can certainly 
take extra work, but whatever method 
you use, if any, try to take some time to re- 
search your legal rights. 

Whether you’re trying to safeguard 
hundreds of images or just a few, careful 
attention to the details we’ve outlined 
here can help you make sure your work 
doesn’t get hijacked (or imagejacked) on 
the information highway. ^ 



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3-D Tricks for 
the 2-D Trade 

stick to simple shapes, and you can harness 
the power of 3-D without all the hassle 



Adding extra dimension to your design takes on a whole new 
meaning when you start to experiment with 3-D images in your 
2-D work. Many artists are intimidated by 3>D applications’ lingo 
and learning curve, which can seem impenetrable if you’re used 
to the limited depth of Adobe Photoshop layers. However, if you 
stick to ready-made shapes, called primitives, and a single texture 
map, you can successfully tap into the power of 3-D even if 
you’ve never dared to before. 

Nearly all 3-D programs have tools that quickly create primi- 
tive shapes such as cubes, spheres, cylinders, and cones. These 
basic shapes are provided because they’re the building blocks of 
so many other forms and objects, natural and human-made. 




Begin to build your model by 
creating simple shapes. 

Most 3-D programs have special tools de- 
signed for quickly creating basic 3-D 
shapes, or primitives. If you click on the 
Cube tool on the Tool palette, for example, 
you can drag your cursor to create a cube 
of any size. Odam wanted tall skyscrapers, 
not square boxes, so he selected the 
Object Scale tool, grabbed the top of a 
cube, and dragged upward to stretch the 
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Once you have your shapes in place, find 
an Image to wrap around them, preferably 
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as wrapping paper does. Odam found an 
Image of clover In the Wraptures stock col- 
lection. If necessary, convert the Image to 
the PICT file format. To load It into 
StudioPro, select the Textures tab from the 
Resource palette (Windows: Show Re- 
source Palette), choose New Surface Tex- 
ture from the pop-up menu, click on the 
Map button, choose Load from the Map 
dialog box, and select your file. It will ap- 
pear as a highlighted button under the 
Textures tab. To apply It to the surface of 
your shapes, select the model (Selection: 
Select All) and click on Apply under the 
Textures tab. (Don’t be alarmed if little 
seems to happen — you won't see the fin- 
ished effect until your model Is rendered,) 




j Adjust your camera angle, and 
add lighting effects. 

To change your view of the model, create a 
new camera. Select the Camera Object tool 
from the Tool palette, and then click on 
your 3-D world. You’ll see a small camera 
with a red wire-frame pyramid jutting 
from its lens, which Indicates what’s inside 
the camera's field of view. Select your Ob- 
ject Move tool, and click and drag the red 
lines to include or exclude objects.Then 
open that camera’s window (Windows: 
Camera Windows: Camera-i) to see 
through its eye. To create a light source, 
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resents your 3-D world and a white adjust- 
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texture is applied, a simple primitive shape can look very real. 
For example, a map of the world applied as a surface map to a 
sphere can make a globe; a product logo applied to a cylinder can 
make a realistic-looking can of soda. And when you combine 
primitives with unusual surface textures, you can also create 
improbable Dada-like objects such as a fur-lined bowl and spoon. 

Come along as we follow designer John Odam’s steps for 
creating a book cover that integrates 3-D art Odam needed a 
clever way to illustrate the concept of combining big business 
with environmental awareness. He used Strata StudioPro to 



create a basic 3-D model of city buildings. He then wrapped the 
buildings’ shapes with an image of leaves to hammer the 
metaphor of the book cover home. 

We’ve used Strata StudioPro 2.0.2 menu commands here, but 
you can get the same effect in older versions of that program, 
which you may want to stick with after you read our review of 
version 2.0.2 (“Pop Art,” September ’97, page 54). Many other 3-D 
applications will work as well. 



Janet Ashford is the coauthor with John Odam of the forthcoming Start with a 
Shape: A Designer’s Guide to Desktop 3D (Peachpit Press, 1998). Visit her 
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^ Add realism with atmosphere. 

Atmospheric effects, such as fog or 
mist, can provide the visual cues for scale 
and distance that make a finished model 
look more realistic. You can use StudioPro’s 
preset effects or customize one of your 
own. To get a fog effect, click on the Air tab 
on the Environment palette; choose New 
Fog from the pop-up menu; and then enter 
specs for color, distance, and visibility in 
the Fog dialog box. To get the effect of a 
blue sky, Odam made the fog blue, since 
after a certain distance, 3-D fog becomes 
opaque. The fog will appear as a named 
Icon on the Resource palette. To apply It, 
drag and drop it onto the model. Check 
your work by clicking on the big camera at 
the bottom of the Tool palette. You’ll see a 
fast-rendered version of your scene. 



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Render your model, and composite it with 2-D trappings. 



Now it’s time to render your model — in other words, apply all your settings. A 
high-quality renderer is the best choice when you plan to print your results. Open the 
Render dialog box (Rendering: Render), and choose the best-quality Raytracing (Settings: 
Raytracing: RT Best). Then choose Fine and Extra Smooth from the Texture Detail and Im- 
age Quality pop-up menus, respectively. Using the size fields, specify the size you want 
your final image to be, and then click on Render. Save the finished Image as a TIFF file. 
Odam opened his cityscape in Photoshop, used the Magic Wand tool to select the blue 
background, and deleted it. He then used the Marquee tool to select the two areas where 
the horizon meets the white background and applied a vertical motion blur (Filter: Blur: 
Motion Blur) to soften the edges and maintain the fog effect. He saved the finished Im- 
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An Internet connection is crucial for 
small businesses today. But before you 
spend a dime on another modem, let us 
help you decide what type of connection 
and services make sense for your business. 

Bare-Bones Business Access 

In a small office that has only a few poten- 
tial Internet users, the quickest and least- 
expensive way to get your business online 
is the same method most individuals use: 
get a modem ($100 to $200 on average) 
and an account with an ISP. This method 
works well if most of your office’s 
Internet activity consists of sending and 
receiving e-mail and browsing the Web. 
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as little as $5 apiece or free with a basic 
business account. Of course, you’ll still 
need a modem for each user. 

If you want to extend your business 
onto the Internet, consider getting your 
company its own domain name. To do so, 
have your ISP request a name like 
yourcompany.com from the InterNIC (the 
Internetwork Information Center). A do- 
main name costs about $50 per year (with 
a mandatory two-year payment up front). 

If in addition to a domain name you 
want to have a Web site, the next step is to 
rent space on the ISP’s Web server to store 
your site. Just create the pages on a Mac in 
the office and FTP them to your remote 
site, and your business will be on the Net. 

The Intermediate Route 

At some point, the low-budget method 
just won’t cut it. If you have several 
people in your office who access the Net 
frequently, buying each one of them a mo- 
dem can get expensive. Also, for such of- 
fices, the budget method’s connection is 
probably too slow. 

The first step toward solving these 
problems is to get a router — a device that 
connects your local network to the 
Internet. In many cases, the administra- 
tion software that comes with the router 
is easy to use, designed for use by part- 
time network managers. Just add the 
router to your Ethernet network and con- 
figure the modem or ISDN BRI (basic rate 
interface, a device that makes an ISDN 
connection), using information your ISP 
provides. 

With a router in place, the users on 
your network can reach the Internet with- 
out needing individual modems or ac- 
counts. The router acts as the hub of all 
Internet activity, so only the router needs 
to connect. Every computer still needs its 
own IP (Internet Protocol) address, which 
your ISP provides. 

The latest trend in routers is all-in-one 
Internet-access devices: Each has a router, 
an Ethernet hub, and built-in analog- 
modem or ISDN BRI ports. For those who 
don’t have a network or who need to ex- 
pand an existing one, such routers pro- 
vide a great way to add a few Ethernet 
ports and to get a connection to the Net. 

One of the most distinctive of these do- 
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WebRamp M3 ($349 list; see review, Octo- 
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munications was readying Internet Sta- 
tion, a similar device, as we went to press. 
One drawback of these two devices is that 
you need an Internet account for each mo- 
dem you connect to them. 

If you need more speed than analog 
modems can offer and have lots of active 
Internet users, consider getting an ISDN 
router. Farallon Communications, Ascend 
Communications, Shiva, 3 Com, and 
Ramp Networks, among others, offer 
single-BRI ISDN routers for $700 to $1,000 
apiece. You’ll have to navigate the tricky 
waters of ISDN setup, but some router 
makers and many ISPs make it easier by 
offering procurement and support pack- 
ages for new ISDN customers. 

With a new ISDN connection, you 
need to configure IP addresses for the 
router and reconfigure your Macs. If 
you’ve moved from MacTCPto Open 
Transport (OT), changing a Mac’s configu- 
ration is a snap. Simply create a template 
TCP/IP configuration, using one Mac, and 
import it into all the others. 

If you’re not comfortable with the 
prospect of adding ISDN — definitely a 
major overhaul to your network — be 
sure to look for an ISP that’s familiar with 
both ISDN and the Mac and can guide you 
through the configuration process. 

Total Server Control 

Storing your Web site on an ISP’s server is 
quick and easy, but you may want to have 
more control over your site. To gain ulti- 
mate control, move your Web server in- 



house. Many businesses opt to move from 
ISP-hosted Web sites to Mac-based ones, 
because it makes it easier to add content, 
features, and special configurations that 
may not work with your ISP’s probably- 
UNIX-based system. 

You can add Web-server plug-in and 
CGI (Common Gateway Interface) soft- 
ware yourself that configures the Mac to 
perform specific tasks, such as connecting 
a FileMaker Pro database to your Web site, 
and you don’t have to hire a UNIX con- 
sultant to do it. You can also buy or down- 
load Mac-based tools that speed up site 
customization, analyze your site logs, and 
generally make the server easier to admin- 
ister. With a Mac-based SMTP mail server, 
for example, you can maintain your own 
e-mail lists and manage interoffice e-mail 
better. 

When you’re ready to implement your 
own server, just connect it to your net- 
work with a router; give the server a static 
IP address (you’ll first need to acquire one 
from your ISP for each server); and add 
Web-, mail-, or other server software. 

You will likely need to get a dedicated 
connection, so users can access your site 
whether it’s 5 p.m. or 3 a.m. Many ISPs offer 
dedicated modem accounts — connec- 
tions that stay up 24 hours a day — for 
somewhat more than a standard dial-up 
account ($50 to $100 per month). You and 
the ISP must each dedicate a phone line 
and a modem to your connection. 

Although that approach gives you a 
continuous connection, you’ll reach a 
maximum transfer rate of only 33.6 kbps. 
That’s pretty poky. In fact, it’s probably 



intolerably slow for a busy site. You can 
squeeze extra speed out of a dial-up con- 
nection with Clearway’s FireSite software 
($499 list). FireSite dynamically analyzes 
your W’eb site and transfers graphics files 
to your ISPs Web server, keeping your 
connection free to transfer text files and 
speeding up the overall connection for us- 
ers of your site. 

If the connection is still too slow, it’s 
probably time to upgrade to a dedicated 
ISDN line — the next step in both speed 
(from 64 kbps to 128 kbps) and price 
($100 and up per month). You can usually 
opt for either one or two dedicated ISDN 
channels. To save money, first try out one 
64K BRI channel and keep an eye on the 
usage of your site. Upgrade to two chan- 
nels only if your Web server gets bogged 
down with hits. 

If the sticker shock from a dedicated 
connection and server hardware and soft- 
ware is a bit hard to take, keep in mind 
that you don’t need to pay for individual 
accounts, Web space, or modems for ev- 
eryone in the office. 

Do Your Homework 

The best way to choose the right mix of 
Internet services and in-house hardware is 
to know before you go shopping what you 
need and can afford. The ISP business is 
extremely competitive, so you’ll also be 
doing yourself a favor if you shop around. 
We found that prices vary widely, even 
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Connection Selection The right connection for the right user 






Type of Connection 


Pros 


Cons 


Ideal Users 


BASIC 


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for individuals 


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Home-office users 




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Very fast connection for 
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Slow when several users 
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sites 



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Expensive; requires dedicated 
connection 



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November 1997 • Macworld • 157 



By Jason Snell 
Jason@macuser.com 

Master 

What’s in a name? If 
you’re talking about a do- 
main name, it can mean a 
real pain in the neck. 

Nobody ever accused the Internet of be- 
ing simple. Truth is, typing a URL into 
your Web browser is only the beginning 
of a complicated process that eventually 
leads you to the right computer some- 
where out on the Net. The advent of do- 
main names (such as www.macuser.com) 
has made surfing simpler in some ways 
but can cause you headaches in others. 

I Am Not a Number! 

You may think that typing www 
.something.com is not particularly intui- 
tive, but it sure beats the process going on 
behind the scenes — a process so complex 
that one little error can cause a Web 
browser to fail to connect to a Web site 
that’s actually up and running or can even 
make a live Internet connection look as if 
it’s as dead as a dinosaur. 

The reason the machinations of the 
Internet are complex and confusing is 
simple: The Net was created by a bunch of 
UNIX geeks a couple of decades ago. It’s 
thanks to them that every machine on the 
Internet has its own unique address — a 
string of numbers (called an IP address) 
such as 155.40.192.69. That doesn’t par- 
ticularly roll off the tongue. To make 
things easier, we now use names you can 
actually remember, such as wwv/ 
.macuser.com. 

What’s not simple is translating 



between numbers and names. It can be a 
source of connection problems. It all starts 
when you type a domain name into your 
Web browser. Your computer has to look 
up that name and convert it back into its 
number in order to connect to the Web 
site’s computer. To look up a name, your 
computer has to query a computer called 
a domain-name server. 

No single one of the thousands of 
name servers knows all the keys for trans- 
lating domain names into IP addresses, 
and vice versa, on the Internet, but each 
server knows the names and numbers of 




every user’s computer in its comer of the 
Net. So the name servers on the Net must 
talk to each other. 

As a result, if just one name server 
stops talking to all the other name servers, 
you’ll no longer be able to look up any ad- 
dresses controlled by that machine. And if 
your Mac stops talking to your name 
server, it’ll seem as if the Internet has shut 
down — even though you’re actually still 
connected. These name-server errors can 
be one of the most frustrating aspects of 
being on the Net, and there’s little a user 
can do about it. 

Domain Event 

Since we have to live with the domain- 
name system, why not make the best of it? 
Get your own domain. But be prepared for 
a few hurdles. 

One caveat is that there has to be a cen- 
tral body that makes sure no names are 
duplicated. That central group is called 
the InterNIC, and it’s what you apply to if 
you want your own domain name — but 
it’ll cost you. Registering a domain with 
the InterNIC costs $50 a year, with a 



mandatory two-year payment up front. 

But before you register your domain, 
you’ve got to have at least two name serv- 
ers configured and fill out a scary-looking 
form. This stuff is not for mere mortals. 
Your Internet service provider can fix you 
up, usually for a fee, or if you’re really; 
lucky, you’ll have a friend or two (as I do) 
who are UNIX geeks and who can config- 
ure their name servers to handle your do- 
main too. 

Once everything has been configured 
and paid for, you’re almost ready to expe- 
rience the joy of pointing people to 
www.monkeypatrol.com and of getting 
mail at rhesus(|)monkeypatrol.com in- 
stead of funneling everything through 
MyBoringISP.com. If you’ve got your own 
personal Web server, it’s a snap to make it 
answer to a new name. If you’re using 
your ISP’s Web server, however, you’ll 
need to ask the ISP to configure it so that 
your home-page moniker isn’t some 
abomination like www.monkeypatrol 
.com/-larry/monkeypatrol/, which aban- 
dons the beautiful, delicate simplicity of 
www.monkeypatrol.com. 

■ Teaching a single Web server how to 
pose as different servers with different 
names isn’t hard. If instead your ISP is 
your Web host, you should find out 
whether it’s willing to configure its server 
to give you the name you want — and 
find out how much it’ll cost. For Mac Web 
servers, there are several products that let 
your server pose as other servers, includ- 
ing Open Door Networks’ HomeDoor 
(www.opendoor.com/homedoor) and 
Clearway Technologies’ ClearlyHome 
(www.clearink.com/fun_stuff/plugins/ 
clearlyhome/). 

One last word of warning: If you’re 
considering registering your own domain 
name, you may be disappointed. Original 
and easy-to-remember domain names are 
going fast, and once a domain name has 
been taken, it’s gone — unless the owner 
of that domain fails to pay the InterNIC 
bill. So make a list of a bunch of possible 
domain names, and prepare for the worst 
— you may end up crying bitter tears, as I 
did when I discovered that I’d been beaten 
to the punch for monkey.com, jason.com, 
and teevee.com. In the end, you can be- 
come master of your domain only if 
you’re the first one to get there. ^ 



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helpfolder@macuser.com or tips@macuser.com 

Help Folder 

The great scanner/ 
camera debate, reviving 
old PowerBooks, and 
faxing your e-mail 

Scan or Cam? 

Td like to have photos for my Web page. 
Would I be better off using a scanner or a 
digital camera? I do have an excellent 
regular camera. 

Harvey Waxman, via the Internet 

Chris: We solicited the opinions of 
MacUser staff members who have had ex- 
perience with the Web, scanners, and digi- 
tal cameras. “Surely,” we reasoned, “some- 
one will stick up for the digital camera.” 
Bob: But no one did. 

Chris: Although epithets were thrown fast 
and furiously by some of the editors, our 
eminent experts agreed on this: Go with 
the scanner. 

Online Associate Editor Philip Dyer 
said, “I don’t know if that fatheaded editor 
Roman Loyola would agree, but a standard 
camera/scanner combination is the only 
way to go — especially since Mr. Waxman 
already has a good camera. Good-quality 
digital cameras are so expensive that you 
can pay less for a decent camera and scan- 
ner and still get a better image.” 

Reviews Associate Editor Roman “The 
Man” Loyola agrees: “That dork Phil Dyer 
has a good point; if you’re planning to 
ever make a high-quality printout of what 



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you shoot, an analog camera and a scan- 
ner is the way to go.” 

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, 
MacUser Labs Project Leader Rick Oldano 
opines, “Why, everyone knows that the 
perfect Web image should be captured on 
a Kodak EOS/DCS ic camera, which starts 
at $30,000. Throw in a few lenses and 
other necessary accessories — I estimate 
the cost to be an additional $30,000 — and 
you might have the beginnings of a com- 
petent system.” 

Bob: I guess I’m the only one here who 
can see the usefulness of affordable digital 
cameras. May I point out that MacUser 
uses digital cameras for many of the im- 
ages found on its Web site? For getting 
pictures up in a hurry, especially from re- 
mote locations such as trade shows, noth- 
ing beats a digicam. Just shoot, download 
the image to a Mac, tweak it, and upload 
the image to the Web site. 

Web images don’t need to be crystal- 
clear. Remember: High resolution means 
high bandwidth, which means long 
downloads. The inferior picture quality of 
budget digital cameras is not usually an is- 
sue for a Web site. On the Web, a picture 
that draws quickly is more important 
than one with perfect color saturation. 
Chris: Bob’s right, portability and conve- 
nience are the best aspects of digital cam- 
eras. But unless you’re spending loads of 
time working remotely, I can’t think of a 
compelling reason to choose a digital 
camera over a scanner. 

Jazzy Startup Volume 

How do I use a cartridge in my internal Jaz 

drive for startup? 

Joe Tong, via the Internet 

Chris: To start up from the Jaz cartridge, 
you have to do two things: In the Startup 
Disk control panel, choose the cartridge 
from which you want to start up, and 
make sure that it is inserted at startup. 
Bob: It sounds elementary and it’s fairly 
straightforward at startup, but there’s a 
little trick you need to know when you re- 
start, ’cause restarting your Mac will eject 
the Jaz cartridge. 

If you don’t push the cartridge back 
into the drive lickety-split, one of two 
things will happen: 

1 . If you have a hard drive or another 
device with a valid System Folder, your 
Mac will go to that device at startup. 

2 . You’ll see the flashing question mark 
until you insert the Jaz cartridge. 



November 1997 • Macworld • 159 



Just remember that when you restart, 
you always have to manually push the Jaz 
cartridge back into the drive before your 
Mac starts booting from anything else. 

Slow-Net Blues 

Any advice for upgrading my PowerBook 
i8o so I can surf the Net more quickly? 

Canny Cheung, via the Internet 

Bob: My first bit of advice is not to bother 
looking for a new internal modem. The 
world has moved on, and the only way 
you’re going to find a faster internal mo- 
dem for your PowerBook 180 is to get a 
used one. 

Chris: Unfortunately, Bob’s right. The 
portable-computing world has settled on 
PC Cards for such niceties as modems and 
(for the 1400, at least) Ethernet connec- 
tions. Internal PowerBook modems are a 
thing of the past. If you had a 500-series or 
later PowerBook, you could get a fast mo- 
dem card and use the computer’s PC Card 
capability, but I’m afraid your 180 was 
bom too soon to accommodate a PC Card. 
However, Intermart Systems (www 
.intermartsys.com) is one of several com- 
panies that sell external PC Card readers 
(see Figure i). These connect through the 
SCSI port of your PowerBook and open up 
a world of PC Card possibilities to you. 

Of course, you can also get a less- 
expensive external modem. Your 180 still 
has the requisite modem port, and there’s 
nothing to stop you from jacking an exter- 
nal into the port. You’ll lose a few of the 
benefits of an internal modem: The Wake 
on Ring feature won’t work, and you’ll 
have yet another wall-wart-bearing 
doodad to lug around — but at least your 
digital alter ego will skate across the Net 
more expeditiously. 

Bob: There are other ways to improve 
your PowerBook, however, and I’d recom- 
mend these upgrades for any variety of 
Macintosh: Buy more RAM, and get a 
higher-capacity hard disk. If your 180 
doesn’t have its upper limit of 14 MB of 
RAM, you should top it off. Likewise, the 
capacity of the hard disk that came with 
your PowerBook is too small for today’s 
applications. APS has a i-GB drive that 
will fit in any PowerBook except the poor 
old PowerBook 100. It will set you back 
600 clams, but if you’re tight on storage, 
you’ll find it worth every nickel. 

Chris: To find out how to upgrade many 
other aging Macs, take a look at “Never 
Say Die” (July *97»page 99). 





Photography • Michael Falconer 



160 • Macworld • November 1997 



SmartUser 



PC Card Facts 

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Figure 1 • One way to make an old Mac new 
again is to attach a PC Card reader, such as the 
PCD-10 ($349 list), from Intermart Systems. 

Put Your Best Fax Forward 
I’d like to have my computer forward in- 
coming e-mail to a remote fax machine. Is 
there software that can do such a thing? 

Frank E. Parcells, via the Internet 

Bob: Uh-oh, I sense that Macro Boy has 

something in mind 

Chris: Indeed. I do. Frank, there’s no rea- 
son to hunt for an application to perform 
such a relatively simple task. With a little 
planning and the right e-mail, fax, and 
macro software, it’s a cinch. 

But first 1 should explain that depend- 
ing on the kind of software you have, you 
may go about this differently. The overall 
concept should be the same, however. 

First of all, you’ll need an e-mail pro- 
gram that allows filtering — a process 
whereby the application performs an ac- 
tion based on criteria you set up. Both 
Qualcomm’s Eudora Pro and Claris 
Emailer have filters — although Emailer 
calls them Mail Actions. 

Here’s where the planning begins: De- 
cide whose messages you want forwarded, 
and create a filter for that person’s (or 
those people’s) e-mail. For example, if I 
wanted to fax-forward messages only from 
Bob, I’d select From:Bob LeVitus as one of 
the filters (see Figure 2). 

Next, specify Print as the postfiltering 
action. Now go to the Chooser, and select 
your fax modem’s driver. Because I use a 
Global Village modem. I’d choose the 
GlobalFax icon. When you return to your 
e-mail program, the Print item on the File 
menu should now read Fax. 

Now the fun begins: the macro. The ba- 
sic idea behind the macro is that when the 
Fax/Print window appears, the macro se- 
lects from your fax address book the name 
of the person you want the fax directed to, 
moves that name to the Destination field, 
and clicks on Send. 



I’ve pulled this trick with both 
WestCode Software’s OneClick and CE 
Software’s QuicKeys. As much as I’d like 
to go into agonizing detail about how I 
created the macros for these programs, to 
save valuable column space I’m posting 
them online instead. You can find them at 
www.macdownload.com. 

Bob: Excuse me for butting in on the geek- 
fest you’re holding here, but may I suggest 
a solution that’s a tiny bit simpler? 

Chris: Only if you agree to include one 
techie element. 

Bob: Fair enough. You can also use the fil- 
tering option Chris is so fond of to create 
an automated response that reads, “I can’t 
be reached by e-mail right now. Please fax 
me at this number: xxx-xxx-xxxx.” As long 
as the person sending the original e-mail 
picks up his or her messages in a timely 
manner, you’ll soon have a fax sent di- 
rectly from the source. 

Zipping Between Machines 
Can I download Windows 95 files to my 
Mac from an online service, save them to 
disk, and then install them on a Win 95 
machine? Will my Zip drive help in trans- 
ferring the files? 

James Dillon Jr., via AOL 

Chris: Let’s see, I count four questions 
there. The answers — in order — are: 

1. You betcha. 2. Uh-huh. 3 . Oui! oui! 
and 4 . Does ursus americanus deposit its 
waste products in forested regions? 

Bob: In other words: Yes. 

Chris: But you have to plan ahead. 

To begin with, unlike Macs, not all PCs 
are equipped with a SCSI port — and 
you’ll need that SCSI port to connect your 
Zip drive to the PC. You must add an extra 
card to many PCs to get SCSI. Check your 
Windows machine to make sure that it 
supports SCSI. If it doesn’t, you’ll have to 
buy either a SCSI card or another Zip 



drive with a parallel-port interface or just 
skip the Zip altogether. 

If the PC does have SCSI connectors, 
examine them. Many recent Wintel boxes 
sport a SCSI-2 port — these require an 
adapter in order to work with the SCSI 
cable packaged with a Mac Zip drive. 
Iomega’s ]az drives come with both a 
SCSI-2 cable and the Mac adapter. 

Windows 95 is surprisingly unaware 
of Mac disks. If you drop a Mac-formatted 
cartridge into a Zip drive connected to a 
PC, Windows will pitch a fit. Trying to ac- 
cess your Mac-formatted Zip cartridge will 
result in Windows asking if you’d like to 
reformat it. So here’s an important tip: 
Format your Zip cartridge on the PC. Once 
you’ve done that, it’s a simple matter to 
copy the files to the Zip drive on the Mac 
and then tote it all to the PC. With the PC 
Exchange control panel installed, your 
Mac won’t even flinch when you insert a 
PC-formatted Zip. 

Bob: Listen, Junior, all this dragging of 
drives can be, well, a drag. If you’re talking 
about only a couple of megabytes’ worth 
of stuff, you may want to skip all this and 
just copy the files to floppies. In this kind 
of situation, I use Tom Brown’s $15 
shareware program Ziplt to compress a 
bunch of files in a PC-friendly .zip archive 
and then segment the archive into chunks 
that fit onto DOS-formatted floppies 
(Aladdin Systems’ Stuffit Deluxe can do 
the same, albeit for more cash). 

You don’t need to run out and buy a 
box of DOS-formatted floppies either. Just 
toss any old HD floppy into the drive, se- 
lect Erase Disk from the Finder’s Special 
menu, and choose DOS 1.4 MB from the 
Format pull-down menu. ^ 



Bob LeVitus is the author of Mac OS 8 for 
Dummies and the Mac columnist for the Houston 
Chronicle. Christopher Breen recently coauthored 
The Macintosh Bible Guide to Games. 




Figure 2 • Faxing e-mail is a 
piece of cake if you start 
with an e-mail program that 
allows filtering, such as 
Eudora Pro (shown here) or 
Claris Emailer. You* 11 also 
need to create a macro, using 
WestCode Software*s 
OneClick or CE Software's 
QuicKeys. 





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Get in Tune 

There’s so much to learn about the guitar 
— where’s a good place to begin? A bunch 
of programs are geared toward those just 
starting out. Some are clearly better than 
others, and different ones are suited to dif- 
ferent learning styles. 

If you’re the type who likes to learn 
the basics backward and forward before 
charging on to advanced concepts, 
eMedia’s Guitar Method $59*95 
list) is one of the better choices for you. In 
over 60 lessons, it thoroughly covers the 
basics, such as holding the guitar correctly 
and playing a minor scale. 

The beauty of this program is that it 
keeps you entertained while you’re learn- 
ing to play. That’s partly because it gives 
you the satisfaction of immediately learn- 
ing familiar songs, such as “Amazing 
Grace” and “La Bamba,” while you’re 
learning basic concepts. The application 
also keeps you engaged by varying its les- 
sons: You learn proper finger placement 
by watching videos, you get tips from au- 
dio recordings and written text, and you 
learn songs by playing along with your 
Macintosh. 

Despite the thoroughness and variety 
of the instruction, this program has its 
drawbacks. The video is jumpy in spots, 
and the comments can get monotonous. 
Also, although it gets you up to speed on 
playing simple chords and songs, it never 
gets to some important intermediate con- 
cepts such as scales and modes. 

To get a broader range of lessons, check 
out Red Door Interactive’s Guitar Shop 
VoL I $39*98 list). This application 
starts off easy but continues to more- 
difficult concepts. That doesn’t make it 
better than Guitar Method — in fact, its 
teaching method isn’t as entertaining — 
but it does expose you to a greater variety 
of concepts through easy-to-understand 
lessons. 

The interface is fairly bare compared to 
that of Guitar Method. The screens in 
each lesson have roughly the same look, 
containing some written text and a video 
clip that demonstrates a concept. Some- 
times the video is choppy and can even be 
confusing, because you get to see only one 
hand. 

If you think Guitar Shop’s interface is 
dull, you ought to take a look at Leydon 
Software’s My Guitar Buddy ($$, $14.95 
estimated street). Most screens show a 
drawing of a guitar neck (with dots that 
light up to show you fingering) and not 



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It was a starlit night, and I was sitting 
with some friends who had just moved to 
the country. One of them mentioned that 
he’d recently picked up that old guitar he 
had lying around. He was finally getting 
serious about learning to play. Having en- 
dured the struggles of teaching myself to 
play, I wondered what advice I could give 
him. I could point him in the direction of 
a good teacher or maybe send him litera- 
ture from the massive piles I’ve collected 
over the years, but that would cause him 
more work than pleasure. 

Then I remembered that my friend had 
just gotten a new Macintosh. If I steered 
him toward the right Mac software, the 
learning could be simply fun. As the an- 
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much else. The program would benefit 
greatly from some additional elements, 
such as video demonstrations. 

The information it does impart doesn’t 
scratch below the surface. For example, 
the finger exercises are helpful but too 
short. Playing along with its music 
(choppy in spots) also proved to be a 
chore, because the application doesn’t 
give you any written music to follow. 

On a Different Note 

Another program aimed at beginners, 
but with a unique twist, is a hardware/ 
software combo: Lymis’ Guitar loi 

J, $49.95 estimated street) and G-Vox 
Musician Plus ($$$, $349-95 estimated 
street). Each is a stand-alone product, but 
they can be used together to get more 
interactivity than you get with the other 
programs. 

The G-Vox is a pickup device that at- 
taches to your guitar as well as to an inter- 
face box that connects to the Mac’s serial 
port. It lets your Mac detect which notes 
you’re playing on the guitar and then dis- 
play those notes on a bar of music on- 
screen, so you can see if you’re playing the 
right notes. Unfortunately, you get very 
few music samples with this expensive 
product, but you can purchase additional 
libraries. 

The system works with nearly any 
electric or acoustic guitar, but the guitar 
must have steel strings (not the nylon 
strings of some classical guitars). The G- 
Vox is a bit finicky — 1 had a hard time 



positioning it correctly to get a good re- 
sponse from the pickup. 

The software part of this combo. Gui- 
tar loi, has an impressive interface that 
simulates the look and feel of a laid-back 
classroom (see screen shot). Its lessons 
focus on basic music theory and tech- 
niques, are full of useful pointers, and in- 
clude exercises to help drive the lessons 
home. I was disappointed, though, that 
the sound in the exercises was not like 
that of a real guitar. 

Off the Record 

Maybe it’s not the basics you want to 
learn. Suppose you just want to play some 
songs. Ubi Soft Entertainment’s Classic 
Rock Guitar Vol. i (MM. $59-95 esti- 
mated street) is the answer. Classic Rock 
contains eight well-known songs, such as 
Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe,” and is aimed at 
intermediate guitarists. A basic under- 
standing of the guitar is probably neces- 
sary to make good use of this program. 

It gives you a couple of ways to learn 
to play. You can play along with a full ver- 
sion of the original music, if you’re com- 
fortable following the tablature that 
scrolls along the bottom of the window, or 
you can focus on a particular passage and 
learn such details as the picking and 
strumming techniques specific to that 
passage. The latter method is particularly 
helpful, because you can focus on harder 
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Its biggest flaw is that navigating 
through the program can be confusing, 
because it’s not well organized. 

If you’re a Bon Jovi fan, Enteractive’s 
Ritchie Sambora Interactive Guitar 
(Mf. S29.95 estimated street) may be the 
perfect choice for you. Have you ever 
wondered how “Livin’ On a Prayer” is 
played? This and nine other Bon fovi hits 
are broken down to help you learn some 
of the techniques lead guitarist Ritchie 
Sambora used. 

Sambora himself demonstrates a few 
fundamentals of playing the guitar. Be- 
sides getting some playing tips, you also 
learn about this famous guitarist — hear 
his opinion on past Bon Jovi records, view 
clips from music videos, and see Sambora 
playing some of his favorite axes. Not all 
the coverage is great — some interviews 
with him are thin, nothing more than a 
comment or two. Don’t expect much em- 
phasis on the guitar from this CD-ROM, 
which borders on Sambora worship. 

Standing Ovation 

With all these options available for learn- 
ing, my friends will be strumming away 
in no time. Who knows, pretty soon they 
might be showing me some tricks. Wait, 
where’d that CD-ROM run off to? 



Martin Wong, MacUser Labs' associate project 
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Andy Ihnatko 



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OK, LOOK: I don't care about al- 
liances with Microsoft. I don't 
care about Rhapsody coming in 
on schedule. I don't care about 
market share. I don't care 
about CHRP or licensing issues. 
And I don't care about who fills 
the vacant (at this writing) slot 
on Apple’s board of directors. 
All I know Is that I certainly 
won’t be one of them. Steve 
Jobs Is a man capable of many 
wonderful things, but letting 
go of a grudge isn't one of 
them. As my silent telephone 
effectively demonstrates, he 
hasn't forgotten that I spilled a 
whole can of Hawaiian Punch 
all over his Stray Cats T-shirt 
during the US Festival. It was 
an accident, Steve . . . is years 
ago! Let it go! 

And It's a damned shame, 
because I alone can see that 
the usual headline-grabbing is- 
sues are utterly meaningless in 
shaping the Mac's destiny. Re- 
ally, I'm more concerned about 
bad product placement. Have 
you seen the sort of movies 
where Apple has won product 
placement? 

Take Independence Day, for 
example. A massive armada of 
Insectoid aliens encircles Earth 
and broadcasts a countdown 





By Andy Ihnatko 
andyi@macuser.com 

An Alan Smithee 
Computer 

We're ready for our close-up, 

Mr. Jobs 

clock planetwide, unaware that 
this signal could be intercepted 
and exploited by the tradi- 
tional enemy of all insectoid 
alien invaders, the local cable- 
television employee. Said em- 
ployee then spends a lot of 
time in CodeWarrior writing a 
nifty little app so his Power- 
Book can track and dramati- 
cally display the time remain- 
ing until planetary holocaust, 
instead of actually doing any- 
thing about it. Later, the cable 
guy plugs this same Power- 
Book into the aliens' computer 
system and immediately 
causes the worst system crash 
in galactic history. 

Sure ... I'm going to have a 
real easy time convincing my 
company's IS guy to let me put 



my Power Mac on his Windows 
network after that. Worse than 
this obvious PR blunder is the 
embarrassing way Apple went 
and allowed a Mac to take part 
In one of the most evil cliches 
In modern cinema, the point- 
less Big Numerical Countdown 
to Destruction. What’s next? 
During a high-speed down- 
town car chase, have Jackie 
Chan skid through a fruit cart 
loaded with 5300s? 

Well, granted, they are al- 
ready under a seven-year war- 
ranty extension, and they 
would be receiving a far more 
honorable death than all those 
Macintosh XLs Apple burled In 
Utah. And that’s all I'm looking 
for in a Mac product placement 
really: a simple dose of dignity, 
just the tiniest endorsement of 
my bleak and pathetic lifestyle 
by a small team of grotesquely 
overpaid Hollywood phonies. 
But where to find any dignity 
in most of Apple's hits in the 
past couple of years? 

Perhaps the Mac's most 
prominent recent role was in 
Mission Impossible. This was 
more than a cameo appear- 
ance, actually — it was an 
enormous mass-media cross- 
promotion. If only this sort of 
deal was cut with an actual 
movie instead of with a two- 
hour exercise to see exactly 
how many components of a 
film's production Tom Cruise 
can stick his mitts into and 
mess up. Even The Net (which 
featured an entire Macworld 
Expo chase scene) falls short. 
Yes, if* was a neat movie and it 



did well at the box office, but 
just who the hell noticed the 
Macs? An orange Boston terrier 
dressed like Elton John can't 
get noticed when it's sitting in 
the lap of a bathing-suited 
Sandra Bullock! 

Granted, there have been 
one or two victories. Just last 
week, I saw Fetishes, a new 
documentary about under- 
ground bondage and S&M par- 
lors in New York, and felt that 
familiar stirring sense of pride 
upon seeing that all the 
dominatrices used Macs. Obvi- 
ously, there are some humiliat- 
ing ritualistic inflictions of pain 
and abuse that are beyond the 
pale even for women who put 
out cigarettes on paying cli- 
ents' tongues. And sure, it was 
cool to see Forrest Gump be- 
come one of the marks (Inves- 
tors . . . investors) in Apple's ini- 
tial public offering. 

But these sorts of films are 
few and far between. No, ironi- 
cally, when It comes to secur- 
ing only the best-possible 
product placement for our 
platform of choice, we're going 
to have to let Forrest Gump 
show us the way. Hollywood, 
against all odds, makes as 
many as seven decent movies 
each and every year. We have 
the technology to simply add 
whatever Mac hardware Is in 
style, q/ter the movie has 
proven to have set its hooks 
into the hearts of America. 
Imagine! We talk to the Coen 
Brothers, and for a pair of 
Twentieth Anniversary Macs, 
suddenly In the scene In Fargo 
in which loser car salesman 
Jerry Lundegaard is being Inter- 
rogated by Chief Marge, he lies 
that he can't account for the 
stolen Gera because his com- 
puter crashed and Marge ad- 
vises, “Oh, yah? Why dontcha 
let me just fire up that diskette 
on my PowerBook here? My 
Mac can mount anything,you 
betcha!" 

Steve, again, I’m sorry about 
the T-shirt. But for the sake of 
the company . . . call me. [i3 



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brings you the world of the Mac. 



Moscone Convention Center • MACWORLD Expo Conference: January 6-9, 1998 



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Only at MAOA/ORLD Expo can you see and try 
thousands of products first-hand... learn from 
Macintosh experts through conferences and keynotes... 
talk with other Macintosh users and vendors... and stay 
on top of new developments that could impact your 
buying decisions. You'll gain valuable insights into how 
innovative companies are unleashing the power of the 
Macintosh OS. 



Come euaioate eosl-saoing soiotiaas lor: 

• Publishing, entertainment, and multimedia 

• Web site design and Internet navigation 

• Networking, intranets, and enterprise-wide connectivity 

• Education, R&D, and research 

• Business and telecommuting 

If the Macintosh is part of your business, MACWORLD 
Expo is your lifeline. 







MaMrld/Pro Conliirence 

January 5-7, 1998 



Go inside the hottest issues facing Macintosh 
professionals in our new technical conference. 
Gain in-depth information on Macintosh Web 
development, content creation, site management. 
Internet/intranet deployment and networking 
issues. 

At Macworld/Pro, you can enhance your skills 
in our full day workshops, get your toughest 
problems solved in over 30 challenging confer- 
ence sessions, hang out with fellow Macintosh 



professionals in our birds-of-a-feather gatherings, 
and go face to face with developers of the leading 
Macintosh Web development, Internet and network- 
ing tools at the special conference vendor fair. 

If you're a manager of a large Mac installation or a 
professional Web/Internet/intranet technologist who 
uses Mac OS and Rhapsody-based tools, this is the 
advanced education you've been waiting for. 

Get the most out of your MAGAfORLD Expo 
experience at Macworld/Pro! 



Macworld/Pro Conference: January 5-7, 1998 • Exhibits: January 6-9, 1998 




MACWORLD Expo/San Francisco is the industry's premier 
Macintosh event, and the scheduled 1998 release of 
Apple's Rhapsody OS may make this year's event the 
most important ever. Share the excitement and buzz 
with more than 70,000 other users who are running 
their companies on the Macintosh platform. 



Pre-Register Du DecemDer i & saue! 



SAVE $ 1 00 on Package 1: 

Full Package (All Macworld/Pro 
and MACWORLD Expo Events) 

SAVE $100 on Package 2: 

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MACWORLD Expo Conference 

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MACWORLD Expo Exhibits Only 

Please refer to the Registration Page for 
package descriptions. 





The Macintosh 

Professionals 

Conference 




su perc h arfleo Heunoie s 

MAO/VORLD Expo keynote sessions feature industry innovators and are 
often full of surprises. Gain new insights into the future world of 
Macintosh... see the hottest and coolest new products... and get the inside 
view of the Macintosh platform. 

A host of outstanding keynote sessions will take place on January 6. 
Keynotes are open to all conference attendees and are on a first-come, 
first-served basis, so register today! 

lUesday, January 6 • San Francisco Marriott Hotel 



•10 Full-Day Workshops 

• 30 Conference Sessions 

• Special Keynotes and 
Evening Sessions 

• Web/Internet/intranet/ 
Networking Vendor Fair 



Special Feaiures 

You asked for it and now you’ve got it. Special exhibit sections devoted to 
the most popular product areas. 

• Business Solutions Pavilion... 



Preliminary Sessions Include*: 



focused on the growing market for Mac business applications. 

Education Pavilion... 




Macworld/Pro Vendor Fair 
Planning a Rhapsody Migration 
Tuning Open Transport 
Interactive Websites with Dynamic HTML 
Rhapsody Servers 
Optimizing AppleShare IP 
Defending against Common 
Internet Attacks 

Managing really large Mac-based web sites 
AppleTalk Sen/ices in an IP World 
ISDN and xDSL Solutions for 
Mac Environments 
Windows NT for Mac Managers 
Managing eMail with IMAP 
Web Graphics for the Creatively 
Challenged 

Networking in a Rhapsody World 
Java Virtual Machines for the Mac 
Putting WebObjects to Work 

*Session listing subject to change. 

Access the web at: www.macworld 
expoxom/macworldpro/ to see the 
complete agenda and to get the very 
latest information on this exciting new 
conference program! 

For a complete exhibitor 
list and more information. 



featuring software, Internet tools and multi-media for schools and home learning. 

• MACWORLD Expo Greenhouse... 

the hottest products for innovative developers. 



special iBlepfisls 



Developer Central... expand your business and learn new insights at 
Developer Central, where software developers can find the tools and 
solutions they need to grow their companies and reduce development 
time and costs. Seminars taught by the world's leading Mac experts add 
value to the product selection. 



UGWUMP... User Group Welcoming/Unwinding/ 
Meeting Place is the "people connection" 
for Mac users. Come here to meet, 
relax, trade ideas, and learn 
about joining or starting 
a user group! 




January 6-9, 1998 



Create your own solutions-oriented agenda from THIRTEEN conference tracks, 
each brimming with content. Here's just a sampling of topics on the agenda: 



A. The Macworld Magazine Track 

Macworld's editors, columr)ists, and featured guests present 
living pages of the magazine's hottest topics, including: 

• Macworld Magazine's Best of Show • The Best 
of Macworld's MacSecrets • Become Your Own 
Troubleshooting Guru • The Best of Macworld's 
HTML and Web Publishing Secrets 

B. The Design/ Art/Publishing TYack 

Top graphics arts professionals share their expertise and 
experience - plus their best tips to provide you with an 
insight into the future of breakthrough technologies. 
Topics include: 

• Bringing Concepts to Life through Imaging 

• Color Correction in Photoshop • Digital 
Photography • Advanced Imaging for 
Professionals • From the Screen to the Printed 
Page • Vectors and/or Pixels • Digital Wizardry 

C NEW! The Web Technical (Tools) Track 

Nuts-and-bolts mechanical details on the best tools avail- 
able to create and maintain a Web Site that is profitable, 
productive, and fun - and tips from the pros on how to 
get the most out of the tools you select Topics include: 

• Optimizing Your Web Server • Choosing and 
Using Tools for the Coolest Web Site • Web 
Databases and Catalogs • Tools for Web Page 
Designers • Web Site Asset Management 

D. NEW! The Web Creative (Techniques) Track 

The Macintosh is the premiere vehicle for the creation of 
content on the Web. Cet a leg up on the Web (and your 
competition) with sessions designed to help you populate 
the 'net - with panache! Topics include: 

• Web Graphics Mentors • Create Your Own Home 
Page • Web Page Navigation and Content Structure 

• Building Interactivity into Your Web Site 

• Webcasting • QuickTime VR on the Web • How 
NOT To Design Your Web Page! • The Good, The 
Bad, The Ugly on the Web • i^deo on the Web 

E. NEW! The Web Business 
(Making Money) Track 

You have the functionally-perfect Web Site, with graphics 
that are not only dazzling but outstandingly practical. 

Now get the inside story on how to make it all pay off for 
you, in sessions that show how to maximize your Web 
investment Topics include: 

• Electronic Commerce on a Mac Web Site 

• Business Models That Work on the Web 

• Security and Cryptography for the Web 

• Using the Web as a Marketing Tool • Getting 
Advertisers for Your Web Site 

F. The Creating Entertainment Track 

The ever-increasing power of the Mac offers unparalleled 
opportunity for creating entertainment and other com- 
pelling content In sessions designed specifically for digi- 
tal content creators, designers, video producers, filmmak- 
ers, and multimedia professionals, you can learn from the 
pros and have fun while you're doing it! Topics include: 

• Getting Started with Digital Video and Editing • 
Animation Techniques, Tips, and Tricks • Creating 
Special Effects, Hollywood Style! • Designing Rich 
Content in a Low-Bandwidth World • DVD Insights 



the Power 
of 'Yteiir V 
Macintosh' 



G. The Operating System/Connectivity Track 

The unique power of the Macintosh lives in its Operating 
System and Extensions. Learn how to harness that power, 
extend and protect it with third-party additions, manage 
your computer for better productivity, and build fast, easy- 
to-use networks for printing and sharing files and using 
the Internet Topics. include: 

• Essential Network Management Tools in a 
Cross-Platform World • Jusl^ng Macs in a PC 
Environment • Virus Protection, Security, and 
Privacy • Running Macs with NT Servers • System 
Folder Explained • Supporting High-Speed and 
High-Utilization Networks • Running Macs with 
Novell • Mobile Computing on Macs: New Tips 
for Road Warriors! 

H. Ihe Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) Track 

Never before has it been easier - ar more fun! - to 
launch and operate a small company, a home-based 
business, or a home office for telecommuting. Hear 
experts share their insights on how YOU can increase 
productivity and slash costs! Topics include: 

• Putting Your Small Business on the Web • The 
Joy of Working at Home • Getting the Most from 
the 'Net for Your Small Business • Working Solo: 
Success Secrets • Using the Latest and Greatest to 
Run Your Small Business 

I. The Educator Track 

An excellent opportunity for educators, administrators, 
and students to show and be shown new and classic 
examples of how the Macintosh positively shines as a 
teaching tool. Topics include: 

• Maintaining Sanity and Productivity within Your 
Computer Lab • Teaching How to Use the Web 
Safely • Solving Your Classroom Computer 
Nightmares • Building a Curriculum-Based Intranet 

• Cool Computer Curriculum Projects! • How to 
Build a Classroom Using eMate 

J. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: 

The Programmer/ Developer Track 

For in-house developers, veteran independents, and 
novice Mac techies alike: the hottest breakthroughs and 
innovations, plus solid advice from eminently reliable 
sources. Topics include: 

• Rhapsody Tips for Developers • Adventures in 
AppleScript • LETS MAKE A DEAL! (Financing 
How-To's for Developers) • How to Become a 
Madntosh Programmer • Beginner Java • Beyond 
Beginner Java • Java Beans • Developing with 
WebObjects 

K. The Tools Workshops 

Intensive training sessions on some of the most popular 
Macintosh tools, presented in a totally non-biased format 
by the award-winning staff of MacAcademy. 

• Mastering the Macintosh: Intermediate to 
Advanced • Claris Works • Adobe PageMill • Adobe 
Photoshop • QuarkXPress • Macromedia Director 



For more information: 

Call 800-645-EXPO 



L The Special Interest Croup TYack 

Sessions for "birds of a feather” looking to 
compare Mac notes with others in a similar 
setting - to solve special problems, to see 
how colleagues across the continent are get- 
ting more mileage out of the Mac, and to 
develop an invaluable “user network.” 

• Macs in the Law Office • Macs in Science 
and Technology • The MACWORLD Expo 
User Group Extravaganza (MUSE) 

M. The You-Asked-For-lt Track 

A combination of perennial MACWORLD Expo 
favorites, plus brand-new topics in response 
to your spedal requests, with up-to-the-minute 
market developments. For starters: 

• Mac Tune-up Clinic • Getting Started 
with WebObjects • Getting Started 
with HTML 



It's the best bargain in the 
Madntosh world. If you 
pre-register, for only S170 
you can attend 3 days of 
conference sessions in any 
of 13 conference tracks! 
Whether your world is 
corporate America, SOHd, 
schools, home or the road, 
you'll learn new ways to 
improve your productivity, 
cut costs and increase your 
Mac's potential. The most 
accomplished users and 
knowledgeable insiders 
answer your questions and 
show you how to push 
your Mac to a higher level 
of power and performance. 








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Macwolid/Pro Conference 

January 5-7, 1998 

IVIACWORLD Expo Conference Hours 

January 6: 1 1:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. 

January 7-8: 1 1 :30 a.m. - 5:1 5 p.m. 
January 9: 1 1 :30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. 

Exhibit Hours 

January 6-8: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
January 9: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Keynotes (Conference attendees only) 

Yerba Buena Ballroom 
San Francisco Marriott 
January 6: 12:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 

Registration Hours 

January 4, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
January 5, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

January 6-8, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
January 9, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 



Event Travel Services (ETS) is the official travel agency for 
MACWORLD Expo. Simply call 800-361-8191, (617) 361-81 1 1 
outside the U.S., 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST or fax ETS at 
(617) 361-6936 to make all your travel and accommodation 
reservations. Or visit our Web site at: vwvw.macworldexpo.com. 

Hotel availability is limited and on a first-come, first-served 
basis. A credit card is required to make any hotel, air, or car 
reservation. Additionally, a non-refundable two night deposit 
plus 14% California state and local taxes will be billed to your 
credit card at time of booking. Air tickets are to be paid in full 
at time of booking. 

ETS is proud to offer exclusive, low midweek fares on United 
Airlines and American Airlines into San Francisco from your 
home city. NO SATURDAY STAY IS REQUIRED 
TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE LOW FARES! 

We also offer exclusive car rental rates 
starting as low as $30 per day with 
National, Alamo and Avis. 

Cancellation Policy: Airline/ Hotel/Car Rental 

All changes or cancellations must be made through Event Travel 
Services. Airline, hotel, and car rental policies vary by company. You 
will be advised of policies and penalties at time of booking. Rates and 
availability are subject to change without notice. 

Responsibility and Uability: Event Travel Services, travel program producer, and MHA Event 
Management travel program sponsor, and/or their agents act only in the capadty of agents for 
customer in all matters pertaining to hotel accommodations and transportation whether railroad, 
motor car, airplane or any other means, and as such are not responsible for any damage, expense 
or change in schedule or condition from any loss, injury or damage to any person or property 
from any cause whatsoever. Baggage handling throughout the program is entirely at the owner's 
risk. The customer agrees that MHA Event Management/Event Travel Services shall not be held . 
responsible in the event of any errors or omissions in any promotional material. 

U.S. and Canadian Attendees: 

Badges will be mailed after December 22, 1997. 

International Attendees: 

International Badges (excluding Canada) will be held on-site at the 
Pre-Registered Attendee Counter in the North Lobby of the Moscone 
Convention Center. 

Services for the Physically Challenged 

We're committed to ensuring that our physically challenged attendees 
receive all the services they need to make their visit productive. 

Call us at 800645-3976 for more details on the services we offer. 




MACWORLD EXPO/SAN FRANCISCO REGISTRATION FORM 

MAGVORLP Expo/San Francisco • January 5-9, 1998 • Moscone Convention Center 



REGISTRATION SELECTION AND FEES (SELEa ONE) 



PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1! 




Please choose your package and fill out the form completely. Incomplete forms will be returned. Please use one form per person; make photocopies for additional people. 
All Conference and Keynote Sessions are on a first-come, first-served 
basis, with the exception of the Macworld/Pro Full-Day Workshops. 

Package 1 * - Full Package (Jan. 5-9) 

Includes Macworid/Pro Full-Day Workshops, Macworld/Pro Conference Sessions, 

Lunch (Mon.-Wed.), All Keynotes, MACWORLD Expo Conference Sessions, and Exhibits. 

Package 2* - Macworld/Pro Full-Day Workshops and Conference (Jan. 5-7) 

Includes Macworid/Pro Full-Day Workshops, Macworld/Pro Conference Sessions, 

Lunch (Mon.-Wed.), ALL Keynotes, and Exhibits 

Package 3 - Macworld/Pro Conference (Jan. 6-7) 

Includes Macworld/Pro Conference Sessions, Lunch (Tues.-Wed. only) ALL Keynotes, and Exhibits. 

Package 4* - Macworld/Pro Full-Day Workshops (Jan. 5) 

Includes Macwoiid/Pro Full-Day Workshops, Lunch (Mon. only) ALL Keynotes, and Exhibits. 

Package 5 - MACWORLD Expo Conference (Jan. 6-9) 

Includes MACWORLD Expo Conference Sessions, ALL Keynotes, and Exhibits. 

Package 6 - Exhibits Only (Jan. 6-9) 



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Includes admission to the exhibits only. 



*Fbr Packages 1, 1 & 4, a Macvirarfd representative 
will contact you for your Workshop selection 



Advance 

Registration 

(before 12/f) 

$895 


On-Site 

Registration 

(after 12/1) 

S995 


$795 


$895 


S595 


$695 


S295 


$345 


S170 


$195 


S25 


$40 



• Confirmation of your registra- 
tion will be sent to you once 
your registration is processed. 
Pre-registration deadline is 
December 1,1997. 

• U5. & Canadian Badges: will 
be mailed after December 22. 

• International Bad^: (exduding 
Canada) will be neld on-site 
at the Pre-Registered 
Attendee Counter in the 
North Lobby of the Moscone 
Convention Center. 

• Registration Hours: January 4, 
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 
January 6-8, 8:00 a.m. • 6:00 
p.m. and January 9, 8:00 a.m. 
- 4:00 p.m. 

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WHAT IS YOUR INDUSTRY? (Check One Only) 

□ 1 . Accounting/Tinance 

□ 2. Aerospace 

□ 3. Architecture/ConstructiorVProcess lixiusiries 

□ 4. Art/Oesign/Creative Services 

□ 5 Arts & Entertainment 

□ 6 Dxnputer BeseRer/VAflj/VAO/Servke 

□ T.Oxisutiing 

□ 8 Education 

□ 9 Engineetng/R&O 

□ 10 GovenvnentyMilitary 

□ 11. Health/Medical Services 

□ 12. Legal Services 

□ 13. Manufacturing ((Computer Industry} 

□ 14. Manufactuiina (Non-Computer Indjstry) 

□ 15. Marketi(^SaIes/PR/Comniurications 

□ 16. Printinj/Publishing 

□ 17. Transportation 

□ 18 Utilities 

□ 19 . Other 

WHAT IS YOUR JOB FUNCTION? (Check One Only! 

□ 20. An Director/Graphics 



Q 21. Consultant 

□ 22. Contro(l&/Trea$urer/Accounting/CFO 

□ 23. Corporate Executive 

Q 24. OPylS Manaoement/CIO 

□ 25. EditoriaiyWriting 
Q 26. Educator 

Q 27. Engineermg/Scientific/H&O 

□ 28. Human Resources 

□ 29. Management/Department Head 

□ 30 Marketino/Sales 

Q 31. Network Managenwit 

□ 32. Professional (li^. Doctor, etc ) 

□ 33. Progranning/Analy» 

□ 34. Purchasing 

□ 35. Software Developer 

□ 36. Training 

□ 37. Other 



WHAT IS THE SIZE OF YOUR ORGANIZATION? 

B 38.Under50 □ 41 500-999 

39.50-99 □ 42. 1000 & Over 

□ 40. 100499 



WHICH PERSONAL COMPUTERS 00 YOU USE? 
all that apply) 

□ 43. Macintosh Powerbook Series/Ouo Series 

□ 44. Macintosh II Series 

□ 45. Macintosh Performa Series 

□ 46 Macintosh Centris Series 

□ 47. Macintosh Quadra Series 

□ 48 Macintosh Workgroup Senes 

□ 49. PowerMac 

□ 50. Newton 

□ 51. Mk done 

□ 52. IBM PC or compatible desktop 

□ S3. IBM Laptop^ebook 

□ 54. Othe r 

HOW MANY MACINTOSH COMPUTERS ARE USED IN ' 

YOUR ORGANIZATION? 

□ 55 0 □59.51*100 

□ 56. 1-10 □ 60. 101*500 

□ 57.11-25 □6150U 

□ 58.26-50 

ARE THE COMPUnflS AT YOUR ORGANIZATION NETWORKED? 

□ 62.Yes □ 63 No 



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WHICH APPUCATIONS DO YOU OR YOUR 
ORGANIZATION UTILIZE? (Check aH that apply) 

□ 64 Accountin^inanca 

□ 65. Agenda Minder/Scheduler 

□ 66.CAO/CAM 

□ 67. CASE Tools 

□ 68 Database 

□ 69. Desktop Publishing 

□ 70. Digital Video 

□ 71.E(^tion 

□ 72. Graphics 

□ 73 Multimedta 

□ 74 Project Management 

□ 75. Speadsheet 

□ 76. Word Processing 

WHICH (IF ANY) OF THESE SERVICES DOES YOUR 
ORGANIZATION UTILIZE? (Check all that apply) 

□ 77. America On-line 

□ 78 ATAT 

□ 79 CompuServe 

□ 80 Prodigy 

□ 81 Other 



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Use either ONE of the following 
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Fax to: 781.440.0359. 

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credit card information. 

Mail to: MACWORLD Expo/San Francisco 
P.O. Box 9103, Norwood, MA 02062-9103. 
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3400 C/1 80 1 6/1 .3-CD 3480 

3400 C/200 16/200-CD 3725 

1^400 C/240 16/3D00-CD 4795 



WORKGROUP SERVERS 



7350/180 

7350/180 

7350/180 

9650/233 

9650/233 

9650/233 



48/4000-CD AS $3999 
48/4000-CD INTERNET 2899 
48/4000-CD 2495 

64/4000-CD-INTERNET 4799 
64/2X4000-CD AS 5750 
64/4000-AS-DAT 5750 



NETWORK SERVER 500/700 



CALL 



SCAHmS 




DIGITAL VIDEO EDITING SYSTEM 







AGFA STUDIO STAR LE 
AGFA STUDIO STAR FULL 
AGFA ARCUS II 
AGFA DUOSCAN 
UMAX POWER LOOK 2000 
UMAX ASTRA1200PHOTOSHOPFULL 
UMAX POWERLOOK II 36 BIT 
UMAX MIRAGE II ADVANCE 
UMAX MIRAGE II MASTER 
LINOTYPE HELL JADE 
LINOTYPE HELL SAPHIRE 
LINOTYPE HELL SAPHIRE ULTRA 
LINOTYPE HELL OPAL ULTRA11X17 
EPSON 636 EXEC 
EPSON 636 ARTIST 
EPSON 636 PROFESSIONAL 
POLAROID SPRINTSCAN 35/LE 
POLAROID SPRINTSCAN 35/ES 
POLAROID SPRINTSCAN 35 PLUS 
POLAROID SPRINTSCAN 45 



$697 

897 

1495 

4159 

2999 

549 

1299 

6450 

7250 

479 

1795 

3588 

7455 

697 

839 

1279 

737 

1395 

1659 

8195 



POWER MAC 8600/250 96/4000-CD/MEDIA 100 QX/ADOBE PREMIER $9950 | 

I POWER MAC 8600/250 96/4000-CD/MEDIA 100 QXC/PREMIER $11850| 

(POWER MAC 8600/250 96/4000-CD/MEDIA 100 LE $129501 

(POWER MAC 8600/250 96/4000-CD/MEDIA 100 LX $16950» 

[POWER MAC 8600/250 96/4000-CDyTARGA 2000 PRO PREMIER S1 1751^ 




S iA 1000 

lA 2000 
lA 2000 PRO 



PRINTERS 




DAYSTAR / NEWER / XLR8 
180 / 200 / 233 / 250 / 200MP 
PROCESSOR CARD CALL I 



BEST PRICE 
AVAIUBILITY 
CALL 4 LATEST 



MONITORS 



$CALL 

169/299 

795 

1495 

2185 

CALL 

285/438 



DRIVES/MEDIA 



CALL 
^NOWIS 

• EZ QUEST BUNDLES • EXCLUSIVE 
EXTERNAL JAZ+3 PACK CARTRIDGES 495 

ZIP DR / JAZ DR $145 / 379 



FUJITSU 640 MO 
PINNACLE MICRO VERTEX 2.6 
PINNACLE MICRO APEX 4.6 
YAMAHA 6X4X CDR/TOAST 
JAZ / YAMAHA DUO COMBO 
EZ FLYER 230 
SYJET 1.5 GB 
12X EXTERNAL CD 
SONY 4 / 8 GB EXTERNAL TAPE 
SONY 12 / 24 GB EXT. TAPE 
8 GIG DISK ARRAY W/CONTROLER 
18 GIG DISK ARRAY W/CONTROLLER3450 
32 GIG DISK ARRAY W/CONTROLLER6450 
10 PACK ZIP / 5 PACK JAZ 129 / 425 
KODAK BLANK CD 7 



525 

895 

999 

579 

999 

195 

445 

179 

995 

1269 

2495 



APPLE NEW PRINTERS 
CLR STYLEWRITER 1200/2200 
LASERWRITER 4/600 
LASERWRITER 12/640 
LASER 12/640 PLUS (DUPLEX) 

APPLE LASER 8500 11 X 17 
EPSON STYLUS 600/800 
EPSON COLOR PHOTO / 1520 477 / CALL 

EPSON STYLUS SC 3000 NEW! 1795 
GCC 1212 1200 DPI UPP^ 1399 
GCC 608 11x17 2150 

GCC 808 11x17 2850 

GCC 616 11x17 2495 

GCC 1208 11x17 3895 

GCC 1208 SUPERSIZE 5350 

TEKTRONIX PHASER /350 2899 

TEKTRONIX PHASER 560 LASER 3950 
TEKTRONIX PHASER 560 ETHERNET4950 



SOFTWARE 



ADOBE PHOTOSHOP 4.0 
ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS 

ADOBE PREMIERE 
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR 
M.S. OFFICE 4.21 

FINAL EFFECTS / STUDIO EFFECTS 
FREEHAND GRAPHIC STUDIO 



S 369 
399 

95 

269 

369 

375 

369 



APPLE 15 AV/ 1705 
APPLE 1710/750 AV 
APPLE VISION 850 20” 
RASTEROPS MC 6215 
RASTEROPS MC 6315 
RASTEROPS MC 19 NEW 
RASTEROPS MC 20 
RASTEROPS MC 801 
RASTEROPS MC 801 
VIEWSONIC V 773 
VIEWSONIC V 775 
VIEWSONIC 17 GA 
VIEWSONIC PT 775 
VIEWSONIC GT 775 
VIEWSONIC PT 810 
VIEWSONIC PT 815 
RADIUS 17 SR PRESSVIEW 
RADIUS 21 SR PRESSVIEW 
RADIUS PRECISION VIEW 21 




VIDEO CARDS 



IMS 4 MB 
IMS 8 MB 

RADIUS THUNDER -3D 
THUNDER POWER 30/1920 
THUNDER COLOR 30/1600 



$269 

479 

1995 

1075 

1925 



SPECIAL OF THE MONTH $999 
POWER MAC 5200 8/800-CD 15" MONITOR BUILT IN 



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Say you saw it in Macworld. To purchase products advertised in this issue call the 
phone numbers below or use the reader service number for our Product Information 
Card located after the product index. 



Page 

No. 


Advertiser 


Reader 

Snc.No. 


Phone 


Page 

No. 


Advertiser 


Reader 

Srvt.No. 


Phone 


Page 

Na. 


Advertiser 


Phone 1 


161 


AEC Software 


203 





13 


FWB Software 


34 




39 


Microtek Lab. Inc. 





800-654-4160 


111 


ATI Technologies Inc 


256 


— 


16 


Farallon Computing 


— 


510/814-5000 1 


4.5 


Motorola Computer Group 


208 


800/759-1107 


88 


Adaptec 


— 


— 


144 


Farallon Computing 


— 


510/814-5000 j 


57 


Motorola Computer Group 


207 


800/759-1107 


149 


Adobe 


252 


800/52M976 


147 


Fujitsu 


202 


800/626-4686 


41 


Multi-Ad Services 


187 


800/447-1950 


128 


Adobe 


253 


800/521-1976 


















152 


Agfa 


158 


800/685-4271 


78 


Hitachi NSA 


74 


800/441-4832 


IBC 


NEC Technologies 


16 


800/NEC-INFO 


196 


Alliance Peripheral 














59 


NEC Technologies 


19 


800/NEC-INFO 




Systems 


62 


800/874-1428 


136 


Infowave 


32 


800/663-6222 


95 


Newer Technology 


83 


800/678-3726 


72 


Alsoft 


140 


800/257-6381 


68,69 


Iomega • Zip 


— 


— 










61 


American Power 






18.19 


Iomega JAZ 


— 




120,121 


Olympus America. Inc. 


7 888/55-DIGITAL 




Conversion 


72 


800/788-2208 


125 


iX Micro 


53 


888/467-8282 


8 


Orange Micro 


33 


714/779-2772 


10 


Anthro 


— 


800/325-3841 


















119 


Auto-des-sys 


49 


— 


202 


J 8 R Computerworld 


282 


800/221-8180 


33 


Phillips Consumer 














203 


J8R Music World 


— 


— 




Electronics 


15 


— 


179 


Big Mac Computers 


101 


800/761-1999 










75 


PhotoDisc 


114 


800/528-3472 










BC 


Kensington Microware Ltd. 1 


800/535-4242 


98 


Playmates Interactive 


10 


800/223-8488 










67 


Kingston Technology 






IFC.1 


Power Computing 
















Corporation 


201 


800/435-0677 




Corporation 


151 


800/410-7693 


141 

188 


binuscan 

Bottom Line Distribution 


6 

63 


800/881-2352 

800/990-5688 


200 


L.A.Trade 




800/433-3726 


194 


ProDirect 


135 


800/524-9952 


— 


















84,85 


LACIE 


52 


800/999-1332 


139 


QMS 


288 


800/523-2696 


66 


CE Software. Inc. 


170 


800/523-7638 


114 


Linotype-Hell 


17 


800/842-9721 










9 


Caere Corporation 


69 


800/535-SCAN 










14.15 


Ricoh Corporation 


4 


— 


135 


Caere Corporation 


68 


800/535-SCAN 


180 


Mac Bargains 


71 


800/619-9091 ; 










192.193 


ClubMac 


96 


80(VCLUBW1AC j 


174 


Mac Professional Inc 


64 


800/244-4622 | 


165 


SPSS INC. 


— 


800/457-8287 


77 


CompuServe Incorporated — 


800/530-5445 


43 


MacAcademy 


106 


800/527-1914 

1 


1 104,105 


Sony Corporation 


— 


888/636-SONY 


181.183 


Computer Discount 






190,191 


MacConnection 


145 


800/800-3333 


26,27 


Sony Corporation 





800/472-SONY 




Warehouse 


2 


800/4CDW 


184,185 


MacMall/Creative 

Computers 


131 


800/222-2808 


162 


Splash Technology 


54 


408/328-6395 


46 


Dantz 


26 


800/225-4880 


195 


MacMarket 


258 


800/223-4622 


126,127 


Sun Microsystems Inc 


48 




21 

106 


Deneba Software 
Deneba Software 


57 

58 


800/733-6322 

800/733-6322 


131 

63 


MacSoft 

MacSoft 


28 

30 


800/229-2714 

800/229-2714 


22,23 


Tektronix 

Tenon Intersystems 


76 


800/835-6100 

888/2-WebTen 


65 


MacSoft 


31 


800/229-2714 


12 


24 


Diehl Graphsoft 


46 


410/290-5114 


133 


MacSoft 


29 


800/229-2714 


204,205 


The Mac Zone 


70 


800/436-0606 


112.113 


Digital Equipment Co 


120 


— 


186,187 


MacWarehouse 


150 




1 








199 


Digital Graphix 


36 


800/680-9062 


81 


Macromedia 


37 


800/945-9179 


i 35 


Umax Computer 


99 


88R/62S4JNIAX 


201 


Direct Source 


135 


800/524-9952 


83 


Macromedia 


38 


800/242-1167 


37 


Umax Computer 


100 


88a/6254JMAX 










96,97 


Mactell Corporation 


75 


888/622-8355 










55 


ENCAD. Inc. 


65 


800/45-ENCAD 


168,173 


Macworld Expo 


— 


617/361-8000 


6 


VST Technologies. Inc. 


73 


508/263-9700 


156 


Earthlink Network 


11 


888/534-7092 


158 


Matrox Graphics Inc 


24 


— 


28,29 


ViewSonic 


59 


800/888-8583 


11 


Epson America 


— 


80OBUY«>SON 


167 


Maxell 


22 


— 










48,49 


Epson America 


— 


80013UY-€PSON 


198 


MegaHaus 


245 


800/786-1184 


45 


Winbook 


8 


— 


70,71 


Epson America 


— 


80OBUY-EPSON 


1 7 


MetaCreations. Corp. 


6 


800/846-0111 










189 


Express Direct 


81 


800/765-0020 


73 


MetaCreations. Corp. 


9 


800/846-0111 


86 


Xante Corporation 


112 


800/926-8839 


122 


Extensis 


13 


800/796-9798 


1 132 


Microspot USA. Inc. 


3 


800/622-7568 


1 155 


Xerox Corporation 


100 


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Page 

No 


Advertiser 


Reader 
Snrc. No. 


Page 

No. 


Advertiser 


Reader 

Snrc.Ne. 


SOFTWARE 




1 

STATISTICAL 

1 






BUSINESS 






! 165 


SPSS INC. 


— 


161 


AEC Software 


203 


UTILITIES 






CAD/CAM 






72 


Alsoft 


140 


106 


Deneba Software 


58 


. 66 


CE Software. Inc. 


170 


24 


Diehl Graphsoft 


46 


46 


Dantz 


26 


COMMUNICATION 




13 


FWB Software 


34 


126,127 


Sun Microsystems Inc 


48 


136 


Infowave 


32 


ENTERTAINMENT 




HARDWARE 




63 


MacSoft 


30 


BOARDS 






65 


MacSoft 




88 


Adaptec 


— 


131 


MacSoft 


28 


111 


ATI Technologies Inc 


256 


133 


MacSoft 


29 


125 


iX Micro 


53 


98 


Playmates Interactive 


10 


95 


Newer Technology 


83 


GRAPHICS/DTP 






8 


Orange Micro 


33 


128 


Adobe 


253 














, COMPUTER SYSTEMS 




149 


Adobe 


252 








119 


Auto-des-sys 


49 


196 


Alliance Peripheral 


62 






Systems 


141 


binuscan 


6 


179 


Big Mac Computers 


101 


21 


Deneba Software 


57 






122 


Extensis 


13 


189 


Express Direct 


81 


81 


Macromedia 


37 


174 


Mac Professional Inc 


64 


83 


Macromedia 


36 


4.5 


Motorola Computer 
Group 


208 


7 


MetaCreations. Corp. 


6 






73 


MetaCreations. Corp. 


9 


57 


Motorola Computer 
Group 


07 


132 


Microspot USA. Inc. 


3 


IFC.1 








Power Computing 




41 


Multi-Ad Services 


187 




Corporation 


151 


75 


PhotoDisc 


114 ■ 


35 


Umax Compute' 


99 


MISCELLANEOUS 




37 


Umax Computer 


100 


13 


FWB Software 


34 














DIGITIZERS/SCANNERS 




MULTIMEDIA 






152 


Agfa 


158 


81 


Macromedia 


37 


11 


Epson America 


— 


83 


Macromedia 


30 


70.71 


Epson America 


— 








114 


Linotype-Hell 


17 


NETWORKING 






39 


Microtek Lab, Inc. 





16 


Farallon Computing 


— 


120,121 


Olympus America. Inc. 


7 


12 


Tenon Intersystems 


76 


26,27 


Sony Corporation 


— 


OCR 






DISPLAY 






9 


Caere Corporation 
Caere Corporation 


69 1 


78 


Hitachi NSA 


74 


135 


68 ' 








84,85 


LACIE 


52 


ONLINE 




1 


IBC 


NEC Technologies 


16 


156 


EarthUnk Network 


11 


28,29 


ViewSonic 


59 



Page 

No. 


Advertiser 


Riadef 

S(vc.No. 


Pagi 

Na. 


Advertiser 


Reader 

SiYC.No. 


HARD DISKS/STORAGE 




SECURITY 






188 


Bottom Line Distribution 


63 


61 


American Power 




192,193 


ClubMac 


96 




Conversion 


72 


201 


Direct Source 


135 








147 


Fujitsu 


202 


SYSTEMS 






18,19 


Iomega JAZ 


— 


96,97 


Mactell Corporation 


75 


68,69 


Iomega - Zip 


— 


VIDEO 






67 


Kingston Technology 










Corporation 


201 


104,105 


Sony Corporation 


— 


167 


Maxell 


22 








198 


MegaHaus 


245 


SERVICES 




194 


ProDirect 


135 


ON LINE 












77 


CompuServe 




INPUT DEVICES 






Incorporated 


— 


BC 


Kensington 




156 


EarthUnk Network 


11 




Microware Ltd. 


1 








26,27 


Sony Corporation 


— I 


1 TRAOESHOWS/CONFERENCES 










168,173 


Macworld Expo 


— 


MICRO PROCESSOR 










IFC.1 


Power Computing 
Corporation 


151 


TRAINING 

43 


MacAcademy 


106 


MISCELLANEOUS 
















ACCESSORIES 




61 


American Power 












Conversion 


72 


FURNITURE 






33 


Phillios Consumer 




10 


Anthro 


— 




Electronics 


15 








14,15 


Ricoh Corporation 


4 j 


MAIL ORDER 




162 


Splash Technology 


54 


179 


Big Mac Computers 


101 








188 


Bottom Line Distribution 


63 


MULTIMEDIA 






192,193 


ClubMac 


96 


4.5 


Motorola Computer 
Group 


208 


181,183 


Computer Discount 
Warehouse 


2 


57 


Motorola Computer 
Group 


207 


199 


Digital Graphix 


36 








201 


Direct Source 


135 


ONLINE 






189 


Express Direct 


81 


144 


Farallon Computing 


— 


202 


J & R Computerworld 


282 








200 


LA.Trade 


— 


POWERBOOK 






180 


Mac Bargains 


71 


6 


VST Technologies. Inc. 


73 


190,191 


MacConnection 


145 








184,185 


MacMall/Creative 




PRINTERS 








Computers 


131 


55 


ENCAD. Inc. 


65 


195 


MacMarket 


258 


48,49 


Epson America 


— 


186,187 


MacWarehouse 


150 


136 


Infowave 


32 


198 


MegaHaus 


245 


139 


QMS 


288 


194 


ProDirect 


135 


14,15 


Ricoh Corporation 


4 


i 204,205 


The Mac Zone 


70 


22,23 


Tektronix 


— 








86 


Xante Corporation 


112 1 








155 


Xerox Corporation 


100 1 


DIRECTORY 


246 



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2 


3 


4 


5 


146 


147 


148 


149 


150 




291 


292 


293 


294 


295 


461 


462 


463 


464 


465 


531 


532 


533 


534 


535 




6 


7 


8 


9 


10 


151 


152 


153 


154 


155 




296 


297 


298 


299 


300 


466 


467 


468 


469 


470 


536 


537 


538 


539 


540 




11 


12 


13 


14 


15 


156 


157 


158 


159 


160 




401 


402 


403 


404 


405 


471 


472 


473 


474 


475 


541 


542 


543 


544 


545 




16 


17 


18 


19 


20 


161 


162 


163 


164 


165 




406 


407 


408 


409 


410 


476 


477 


478 


479 


480 


546 


547 


548 


549 


550 




21 


22 


23 


24 


25 


166 


167 


168 


169 


170 




411 


412 


413 


414 


415 


481 


482 


483 


484 


485 


551 


552 


553 


554 


555 




26 


27 


28 


29 


30 


171 


172 


173 


174 


175 




416 


417 


418 


419 


420 


486 


487 


488 


489 


490 


556 


557 


558 


559 


560 




31 


32 


33 


34 


35 


176 


177 


178 


179 


180 




421 


422 


423 


424 


425 


491 


492 


493 


494 


495 


561 


562 


563 


564 


565 




36 


37 


38 


39 


40 


181 


182 


183 


184 


185 




426 


427 


428 


429 


430 


496 


497 


498 


499 


900 


966 


967 


968 


969 


970 




41 


42 


43 


44 


45 


186 


187 


188 


189 


190 




431 


432 


433 


434 


435 


501 


502 


503 


504 


505 


571 


572 


573 


574 


575 




46 


47 


48 


49 


50 


191 


192 


193 


194 


195 




436 


437 


438 


439 


440 


506 


507 


508 


509 


510 


576 


577 


578 


579 


580 




51 


52 


53 


54 


55 


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Corel Print House CD 28.88 

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At only 12e per MB (internal), the APS Q 2(X)0 
is an excellent choice for a 2GB Ultra SCSI 
hard disk drive. Its performance is a great 
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Internal 
configuration 



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■ Great archive system! 

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■ Hard drive performance 

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■ Ultra SCSI 



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diskdrives. 



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orATA 

■ 5200 rpm a 

When a 9GB drive is too 
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Q 6400 fits the bill! With a formatted 
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solution for workstations or servers. Choose 
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and e.xpand your storage now! 

$47995 

Quantum* internal configuration 



I Super fast I 6 X 
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performance 

1 Available in our slimline and 










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appliation requiring rapid data access. The 
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that eliminates the need to carry a CD caddy, 
just drop in the CD and go! 



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i 5400 rpm. 

Ultra SCSI;* 
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enclosures featuring Digital Active 
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$17995 

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196 November 1 997 MACWORLD 










APS Technologies: 
The Storage Source! 

APS HIGH-PERFORMANCE ULTRA SCSI DRIVES 



Model 

APS Q 2000 
APS Q 3000 
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APS ST 9000 
APS ST 9100 



Description 



Int SR 2000 APS Pro 



Quantum fireball Stratus, 207SMB, 5400 rpm *249* *319* *349* 

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Seagate32171N.2061MB.7200rpm Call 519* 549* 

Western Digital Enterprise, 7200 rpm 449* 519* 549* 

Quantum Viking. 4345MB. 7200 rpm 679* 749* 779® 

Quantum Atlas II. 4341MB. 7200 rpm 699* 769* 799* 

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Seagate Cheetah. 4348MB. 10000 rpm N/A N/A 849* 

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Quantum Adas II. 8682MB. 7200 rpm 1,199* 1,269* 1,299* 
Seagate Barracuda. 8600MB. 7200 rpm Call 1,169* 1,199* 
Seagate Cheetah, 9000MB, 10000 rpm N/A N/A 1,349* 



APS HIGH-PERFORMANCE ULTRA SCSI DRIVES 



*Available in an SR 2000 Enclosure for an additional $100.00 




ii 



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does not applf tola fOHUksfatm. Tmio year knttdtMnanty an 1^^000 systems. Montorsairry separate mimjnty mm their 
respective m m JoctMts. 

^cables told teparatefy. 

Drne-for-Drhe Ite^ or Heploctmttrt Warranty. An wM, at Its dtscretiot\,reploa or repao products found to be defective occotOng to 
the term ol the productt worranty. 

Rehised orders subftct to 20 % restodanake. 

InternatiorsalCirstotsmstn/stpoylorofshfpingthorges. 

Usted capacities ore hrmatttd. 

Actual data compressnts and tape capacity vary yrtadydepertAng on the type ddato recorded, other system parameters and 



Prices and specdkobons are subiea to chon^ mithoul notice. 

You need to instol system software appropnate to yai^ machine before using or hard drtves 
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Model 


Description 




Full Height 


APS ST 23000 


Seagate Elite 23. 22.16B, 5400 rpm 






*1399* 




APS ULTRA WIDE SCSI DRIVES^ 


\ 






Model 


Description 


Int SR 2000 APS Pro 


APS wo 2000 W 


Western Digital Enterprise. 7200 rpm 


*499* 


*569* 


*599* 


APS ST 2000 W 


Seagate3217tW.2061MB, 7200 rpm 


Call 


569* 


599* 


APS Q 4500 W 


Quantum Viking. 4345MB, 7200 rpm 


699* 


769* 


799* 


APSQ4300W 


Quantum Atlas II. 4341MB. 7200 rpm 


749* 


819* 


849* 


APS ST 4300 W 


Seagate Barracuda, 4148MB, 7200 rpm 


N/A 


819* 


849* 


APS ST 4500 W 


Seagate Cheetah, 4348MB. 10000 rpm 


N/A 


N/A 


1,049* 


APSQ9000W 


Quantum Adas Ii, 8682MB, 7200 rpm 


1,199* 


1,269* 


1,299* 


APS ST 9000 W 


Seagate Barracuda. 8800MB, 7200 rpm 


N/A 


1,169* 


1,199* 


APS ST 9100 W 


Seagate Cheetah. 8683MB, 10000 rpm 


N/A 


N/A 


1,399* 


APS POWERBODK STORAGE 


Model 


Description 






Int 


APS PowerBook Drive IBM DCMA- 21080 . 108 OMB. 4000 rpm 






*499* 


APS REMOVABLE DRIVES 


Model 


Description 


Int SR 1000 SR 2000 


APS SQ 5200 


SyQuest 5200, 190MB 


N/A 


N/A 


*389* 


APSJaz 


(with 1 cartridge) 1GB 


N/A 


*399* 


399* 


APS MO DRIVES 


Model 


Description 


SR 1000 


SR 2000 APS Pro 


APS 230 MO 


(with 1 cartridge) 217MB 


*299* 


*369* 


*399* 


APS 640 MO 


Fujitsu M2513A2#N 


N/A 


469* 


499* 


APS2.66BM0 


SonYSM0-F544.I46B 


N/A 


1,769* 


1,799* 


APS CD-ROM DRIVES 


Model 


Description 






External 


APSCD16 


I 6 X CD-ROM in slimline case 






*179** 


APS CO-R Plus 


2X record/6X read CD-R (Sony) 






399* 


APS CD-R 


2Xrecord/6XreadC0-R(Phiyips) 






449* 


APS CD-RW 


2X record/6X read rewritabie CD-Recordable 




549* 


APS CD-R Pro 


4X record/6X read CO-R in Pro Enclosure 






599* 


APS CD-R Pro 


4X record/6X read CD-R in Full Height Enclosure 




899* 


APS Jaz/CD-R System 


2Xrecord/6X read CD-R 






799* 



APS CD-R 
Plus 

n 2X record, 

6X read mechanism 
n Choice of Toast or 
Retrospect software 

Flexibility and a bargain price co 
together in the CD-R Plus! Choo: 

software to master audio or multimedia CDs, or select Retrospect to create a 
random access backup of your hard drive - much faster access than a tape 
backup! Our award-winning SR 2000 enclosure lounds out the package. 



V 



I4Q095 

SR 2000 
Enclosure 



SAFE SCSI HOT SWAPPING! 

APS SCSI PowerPlug 

I Change devices on your SCSI chain 
without shutting down! 

I Available terminated or non-terminated 

The APS SCSI PowerPlug comes in hvo versions: the APS 
SCSI PowerPlug II which lets you swap devices at the end of 
the chain and includes Digital Active Termination, and the 
non-terminated APS SGI PowerPlug NT which has a SGI splitter device and is used in the 
middle of the chain. Standard 50-pin Centronics connectors. 

AS $70^5 
LOW AS m Ir 

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APS TAPE BACKUP SYSTEMS 






Model 


Description 


Internal External | 


APS HyperQir 


Travan 4 Conner QIC 3095, 8GB 


*349* 


*399* 


APSHyperDAT* 


0DS-20C.8GB 


749* 


799* 


APSHyperDAT*Pro 


D0S-20C.8GB 


849* 


899* 


APS HyperDAT*lll dds-3DC,24GB 

■ Rea indicates either new price or product 


1,149* 


1,199* 




Technologies 

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International Sales: (816) 920-4109 

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tPrice reflects mfg.'s $30 mail-in rebate for registered owners of System 7.6x. Rebate 
expires 7/31/98. Price before rebate is $89.95 with the purchase of an APS drive or 
$99.95 if purchased separately. 



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Int 


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4300MB 


10ms 


5400rpm 


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MC4743 


5yr 


$330 


$380 


4550MB 


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7200rpm 


512K 


MC4345 


Syr 


$519 


$569 


9091MB 


8.5ms 


7200rpm 


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MC3391 


5yr 


$869 


$919 


ULTRA SCSI AJy - Drives fine tuned for audio and video applications. 2MB Buffer! 


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7.9ras 


7200rpm 


512K 


MC4345AV 


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$569 


$619 


9091MB 


8.5ms 


7200rpm 


512K 


MC3391AV 


5yr 


$919 


$969 


ULTRA WIDE SCSI 














4300MB 


10ms 


5400rpm 


512K 


MC4743W 


Syr 


$339 


$429 


4S50MB 


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7200rpm 


512K 


MC4345W 


Syr 


$539 


$629 


9091MB 


8.5ms 


7200rpm 


512K 


MC3391W 


5yr 


$885 


$975 


ULTRA WIDE SCSI AA^ - Drives fine tuned for audio and video applications. 2MB Buffer! 


4550MB 


7.9ms 


7200rpm 


512K 


MC4345WAV 


Syr 


$589 


$679 


9091MB 


8.5ms 


7200rpm 


S12K 


MC3391WAV 


5yr 


$939 


$1029 


^Seagate 


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2150MB 


11ms 


5400rpm 


128K 


ST52160N 


Syr 


$229 


$279 


2160MB 


8ms 


7200rpm 


1024K 


ST32272N 


Syr 


$459 


$509 


4550MB 


8ms 


7200rpm 


512K 


ST34572N 


5yr 


$699 


$749 


4550MB 


7.5ms 


10,000rpm 


S12K 


ST34501N 


Syr 


$779 


$829 


9100MB 


8ms 


7200rpm 


S12K 


ST19171N 


5yr 


$1060 


$1110 


9100MB 


Sms 


10,000rpm 


S12K 


ST19101N 


5yr 


$1229 


$1279 


23200MB 


13ms 


5400rpm 


512K 


ST423451N 


Syr 


$2299 


$2399 


WIDE SCSI 
















1050MB 


9ms 


5400rpm 


S12K 


ST31055W 


Syr 


$299 


$389 


2160MB 


Sms 


7200rpm 


S12K 


ST32272W 


Syr 


$499 


$589 


4550MB 


Sms 


7200rpm 


512K 


ST34572W 


Syr 


$739 


$829 


4550MB 


7.5ms 


10,000rpm 


S12K 


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Syr 


$829 


$919 


9100MB 


Sms 


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Apple 14" A/V.nw $349. 

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Apple Multiscan 1705 $^9.75 

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CTXVL50015’28mm $^0.32 

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CTXEX80020* 28mm $910.28 

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Hitachi SuperScn Elite 701 21* 28mm..$1473.52 

Mag Innovision 410V2 14” 28mm $204.82 

Mag Innovision 510V2 15" 28mm $284.46 

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continued frtnn page 250 

Apple news stories. If an article is grievous 
enough, memos from EvangeList mem- 
bers soon jam the author’s e-mail box. 

When James Coates covered Apple’s 
purchase of Next in the Chicago Tribune, 
for example, he chose an angle particular- 
ly painful for Mac fans: that non-PowerPC 
Macs wouldn’t be able to run Rhapsody. 
The headline: “Mac Users Abandoned.” 
The revenge of the EvangeListas was 
swift. “My America Online e-mail ac- 
count is all but unusable, clogged with 
angry and often abusive notes,” Coates 
wrote in a follow-up column. “Say some- 
thing negative about Macs and you’ll be 
accused of being a tool of the ‘Apple- 
bashing’ establishment.” 

EvangeList Backlash 

But the EvangeList approach can back- 
fire. “Kawasaki thinks he’s doing a great 
thing,” a metropolitan-paper tech colum- 
nist told me, “but he’s actually just tick- 
ing us all off. If he wants less-emotional 
coverage of Apple, he should start by call- 
ing off his hounds.” 

Longtime Apple denigrator Stewart 
Alsop, whose columns landed him on the 



EvangeList 8 times in 12 months, would 
probably agree. In his follow-up column, 
he referred to Kawasaki as a guy who 
“mobilizes thousands of less-informed 
people to harass and intimidate journal- 
ists, [recalling] Senator Joe McCarthy’s 
attacks on actors, journalists, and other 
‘subversives’ in the early 1950s.” 

Could it be? Is there really such a 
thing as EvangeList Backlash? 

“These journalists depict us as pod 
people chanting: ‘We are Kawasaki’s min- 
ions and must attack,”’ chuckles John 
Halbig, the EvangeList’s administrator. 
“But EvangeListas are free thinkers. They 
sign on when they want to, unsubscribe 
when they want to, write letters when 
they want to. If the journalists are admit- 
ting that their emotions are affecting how 
they write their articles, they’re in the 
wrong business.” 

Painful though the EvangeList treat- 
ment may be, it works, at least sometimes. 
“I really resent what Kawasaki did to me 
because of the mean-spirited mail that it 
brought and because of the damage it did 
to my reputation,” James Coates told me. 
“But he has done a real service to Apple 
in reminding me and everybody else that 



there are huge numbers of people who 
really care about their Macs.” And in his 
follow-up column, he wrote, “This writer 
will never again write an Apple-related 
story without a keen gun-shy appreciation 
that critical hordes are judging every word.” 

Better yet: a Boston Globe writer’s fac- 
tually shaky Mac OS SAVindows 95 com- 
parison began with this snide baloney: “In 
two weeks, Apple Computer will release 
Macintosh OS 8. And hardly anyone 
cares.” After a week of, er, discussion with 
EvangeListas, his follow-up column was a 
tad more conciliatory: “Overall, I’d give 
the Mac the edge Macintosh comput- 

ing isn’t dead, whatever happens to Apple.” 

Take Back the Streets 

Until Apple gets a clue about marketing 
and PR, it looks as if we the readers will 
have to continue serving as the inter- 
galactic Apple press watchdog. 

But ironically, deep down, these writ- 
ers must actually believe that Apple wo?i't 
go under; if it did, what on earth would 
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The Desktop Critic 

by David Pogue 



The Power of the Press — and the People 

THE PRINT-MEDIA APPLE WATCHERS ARE SNARLIER THAN EVER 



G il amelio didn’t 
bring the Apple battle- 
ship all the way into 
the harbor, but he did 
plug in some excellent 
coordinates: he fixed 
the hardware prob- 
lems, the OS strategy^, 
and the madcap spend- 
ing sprees. If you ask me, Apple’s affairs 
are thoroughly in order for a comeback. 
So how come its problems aren’t over? 

Because Gil stank at wai’ketwg. “I’m 
a technologist,” he told the San Jose Me?- 
cury News. “Figuring out how to increase 
the sales at Sears Roebuck was not exact- 
ly my strength.” That’s putting it mildly. 

Here we are, almost two years into 
Apple’s slump, and astoundingly slanted 
articles continue to appear in the main- 
stream press. The tech wTiters are entided 
to their opinions, of course, but nobody 
is served by the thick layer of sensational- 
istic venom that accompanies their sto- 
ries. Fonune: “The only sensible conver- 
sation to have about Apple is . . . how long 
it will take to die.” Business IVeek: “Apple 
is left in a shambles. Amelio’s forced res- 
ignation has all the signs of a classic blun- 
der — too late, too little.” Ti?ne: “[Apple 
is] a chaotic mess without a strategic 
vision and certainly no future.” 

These alarmist opinions fuel a vicious 
circle: the public gets paranoid, Apple’s 
sales suffer, the stock slumps, and w^e get 
“I told you so” articles by the nasties. 

Checking Up on the Press 

Now^, in other fields there are media 
checks and balances. Every month, Wall 
Street analysts write predictions about the 
stock market, such as: “Our firm sees a 
major market correction by mid-July.” 
And every month. Smart Money maga- 
zine’s hilarious Reality Check column 
o returns to those months-old predictions 
I to see just how wTong the experts were. 
5 “If that’s w'hat your firm sees,” Smart 
5 Money might say, “it needs contact lenses; 



the market skyrocketed all summer long.” 
In other words, the e.xperts get graded. 
The Nrd? York Times even runs a column 
that checks up on Stnart Money, grading 
each issue against other finance mags. 

This column gets inspected and cor- 
rected by at least three editors who’ve 
been in this business longer than I have. 
But who holds mainstream-press tech 
WTiters accountable? Not their editors; 
computers are too specialized a field. 

So the trusting public gets factual 
gaffes, such as Time's assertion that Sys- 
tem 7 w^as considered a flop w^hen it was 
introduced. (Not in my reality.) Or we 



get reporting without context: shock, for 
e.\ample, that Gil Amelio’s severance pay 
was S7 million after 17 months on the 
job — never mind that big good-bye 
checks are standard in large corporations: 
AT'&T’s outgoing guy got $26 million 
(after 9 montlis); and although a lawsuit 
is pending, Disney’s guy got $90 million 
(after 14 months). 

Or we get built-in bias: a Fortune 
columnist who admitted being an investor 
in Be, Inc., for e.xample, predicted Apple’s 
demise because it chose the Next OS 
instead of Be’s. Business Week quoted an 



expert as saying, “Apple has lost the OS 
war, and there’s no point fighting” — not a 
surprising quote, since the “ex'pert” is also 
an Intel director. 

Hell-Checkers 

Fortunately, there is one final judge of bias, 
distortion, and error — w^e, the reading 
public. In the last two years, the Macintosh 
w ar over public opinion has been waged in 
the letters columns of the mainstream 
business rags. But letters columns don’t 
affect nearly as many people, or carry near- 
ly the same authoritative weight, as the 
original article. Nor do they affect the 
same group of readers; once 
an article has been pub- 
lished, the damage is done. 

I’ve occasionally fired 
off, wdth superhuman re- 
straint, a polite letter to the 
editors of some fine main- 
stream publications, point- 
ing out their tech writers’ 
errors. But the conse- 
quences left me even more 
disappointed than the orig- 
inal articles. In all three 
cases, my letter was for- 
warded to the article’s 
author; in all three cases, 
the author responded 
directly to me with a testy, 
defensive e-mail. One guy 
even insisted that the factu- 
al errors weren’t his, and he informed me 
that he’d see to it that my letter wasn’t 
published. (They published it anj^ay.) 

The EvangeListas 

There is one more-or-less official press 
watchdog, actually. It’s the Mac Evange- 
List: an Internet-based mailing list with 
40,000 members, supervised by Apple’s 
Guy Kawasaki. (You can subscribe at www ^ 
.evangelist. tnacaddict. com.) Each day, Evan- 
geList members receive e-mail notifica- 
tions of positive Apple news — and anti- 
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